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After '89: Polish Theatre and the Political

Bryce Lease


This monograph takes as its subject the dynamic new range of performance practices that have been developed since the demise of communism in the flourishing theatrical landscape of Poland. After 1989, Lease argues, the theatre has retained its historical role as the crucial space for debating and interrogating cultural and political identities. Providing access to scholarship and criticism not readily accessible to an English-speaking readership, this study surveys the rebirth of the theatre as a site of public intervention and social criticism since the establishment of democracy and the prol ... More

Keywords: Political Theatre, Poland, Pluralism, Anti-Semitism, Queer Studies, Gender Studies, Postcolonial, Polish Romanticism, Contemporary Theatre, Postcommunism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781784992958
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784992958.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bryce Lease, author
University of London