Emerging postdramatic aesthetics and Shakespeare in Hungarian theatre

Source document: Theatralia. 2021, vol. 24, iss. Special Issue, pp. 105-119
Extent
105-119
  • ISSN
    1803-845X (print)
    2336-4548 (online)
Type: Article
Language
English
Abstract(s)
The essay aims at examining the ways postdramatic aesthetics meet Shakespearean plays in Hungarian theatre. Offering a context for postdramatic strategies in European theatre practices and touching upon its regional differences, a main goal is to analyse how postdramatic strategies affect the schemes of interpretation and reception in the Central European geopolitical region. Presenting two case studies of staging Romeo and Juliet on Hungarian stages between 1996 and 2019, the article argues that a new relation of visuality, performativity, and textuality, emerging in these productions, can lead to rediscovering and reinterpreting Shakespearean dramas after 1989.
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