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  • Date and time: Wednesday 21 February 2024, 5pm to 7pm
  • Location: In-person and online
    TFTV/011 (Large Rehearsal Room), School of Arts and Creative Technologies East, Campus East, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to staff, students, the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking not required

Event details

Rethinking Theatricality

Theatricality is a notoriously slippery term. This presentation surveys existing approaches, finds them lacking and proposes a new one, based on the materiality of making theatre. It then explores the implications of this new understanding for the bleed between the stage and the world beyond it and considers how playtexts might harbour overt and covert examples of theatricality. It concludes by examining the politics of theatricality, comparing the artifice of the theatre with the constructedness of society.

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About the speaker

David Barnett

David Barnett is Professor of Theatre at the University of York. He has authored monographs on Heiner Müller (Routledge, 2016; Peter Lang, 1998), The Berliner Ensemble (CUP, 2015), Brecht’s theatre practice (Bloomsbury, 2014), and Fassbinder’s theatre (CUP, 2005). He has written several articles and essays on political and postdramatic theatre.

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible


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