Theatre and Politics

16 – 21 August 2010   print this page

Course directors:

Goran Gretić, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Sibila Petlevski, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Nenad Prokić, University of Arts, Belgrade, Serbia
Katica Kulavkova, St. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia

Course description:

The course covers wide variety of topics dealing with theatrological, dramatological, philosophical and political issues articulated within the theatre&politics framework. The aim is not only to present and/or analyze instances of mutual interferences between phenomena from both sides but to reflect upon their structural analogies, epistemological convergences and social implications their interfering produces. Possible outcomes of such, basically interdisciplinary, methodological choice may vary in their very content, but the most important aspect of this choice is its underlying presupposition – ontological correspondence of these two spheres of human action; i.e. the fact that both of these are essentially collective human enterprises dealing with and taking place in public sphere. The fact of their public conduct exceeds mere topological aspects and highlights the principal issue dealt here: if theatre and politics are both public, collective actions, in what way does this publicity structure and/or determinate particular traits of their respective articulations? Furthermore, if theatre and politics are fundamentally public issues (res publicae), what is the status of individual, personal action within this field? These and similar issues are to be examined.