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IFTR annual conference to be held in Stockholm 13-17 June 2016

The members of Performing Premodernity will be taking part in the 2016 annual conference of the International Federation of Theatre Research which will be held in Stockholm. The conference “Presenting the Theatrical Past. Interplays of Artefacts, Discourses and Practices” addresses questions concerning our relationship to theatre history, i.e. the relation between present and past. How […]

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Rousseau’s Pygmalion in Český Krumlov and Stockholm 

Performing Premodernity’s production of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s melodrama Pygmalion premièred on 15 June 2015 in the Baroque theatre in Český Krumlov. The successful performance was a result of the joint efforts of the wonderful actors João Luís Paixão as Pygmalion and Laila Neuman as Galathée, their acting coach Jed Wentz, the orchestra Musica Florea, the great assistance […]

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Rousseau and the Theatre: Political-Aesthetic Ideals and Practices

A conference organised by Performing Premodernity, 24 -26 August 2015. The starting point for this three-day conference was that Performing Premodernity wanted to emphasize that Jean-Jacques Rousseau, ever since his own lifetime, has wrongly been regarded by many as belonging to a long tradition of anti-theatrical thinkers. Numerous theatre scholars have refrained from exploring Rousseau’s theatrical aesthetics, convinced that the […]

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Performing Premodernity at the 2015 IFTR Conference in Hyderabad, India

In July 2015, members of the research group “Performing Premodernity” presented a curated panel entitled “Theatre for the People? Accessibility, Sensibility and Democracy in Late 18th-Century Theatre” at the annual conference of the International Federation for Theatre Research in Hyderabad, India. The second half of the 18th century saw some major changes in theatrical culture. […]

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Performing Premodernity at TOSC@Bologna

Petra Dotlačilová, Magnus Tessing Schneider and Mark Tatlow presented papers at the 1st Transnational Opera Studies Conference held in Bologna 30 June – 2 July 2015.

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