Theatre Languages / Languages of the Stage

Jan 12 2021 Posted: 13:24 GMT

Thursday 28 and Friday 29 January

Online Conference: Theatre Languages / Languages of the Stage: Marginality, Culture and Performance in Contemporary Europe: Gate Theatre Research Network (GTRN) Conference

 Hosted by Drama and Theatre Studies, NUI Galway, Ireland

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The conference was originally scheduled for June 2020, but has been postponed to January 2021 as a result of the COVID19 pandemic.

 The GTRN aims to contextualise the history and impact of Ireland’s Gate Theatre by exploring how theatre speaks differently to audiences within and across diverse cultures in contemporary Europe. Upon its foundation, the Gate Theatre saw itself as Ireland’s second national theatre: it fulfilled its national remit by staging European plays, by touring Irish work to mainland Europe, and by integrating European performance practices into the Irish tradition. It therefore can be seen as an exemplary case study of how theatre can speak to both the national and the international, to unity and diversity, to the mainstream and the marginal, especially in European contexts. This conference will directly address the history of the Gate and will focus on other theatres in order to draw out potential comparative aspects from across Europe, perhaps with a view to developing collaborative research projects in the future.


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