Performance, Space, Utopia: Cities of War, Cities of Exile

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Springer, Nov 13, 2012 - Performing Arts - 226 pages
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Over 20 years after the war in Yugoslavia, this book looks back at its two most iconic cities and the phenomenon of exile emerging as a consequence of living in them in the 1990s. It uses examples ranging from street interventions to theatre performances to explore the making of urban counter-sites through theatricality and utopian performatives.
 

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Contents

List of Illustrations Series EditorsPreface
CityasAction Theatricality ethics and thefear factor
At the Confluence of Utopia and Seduction
Theatricality versus Bare Life
Notes
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SILVIJA JESTROVIC was born in Belgrade and lived in Toronto. She is Associate Professor at University of Warwick, UK. Her previous books include Theatre of Estrangement: Theory, Practice, Ideology (U of Toronto Press, 2006) and the edited collection (with Yana Meerzon) Performance, Exile, 'America' (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009). She has also written for stage and radio.

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