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Performing Premodernity @ Vadstena-Akademien

Performing Premodernity is delighted to announce their major forthcoming collaboration with the Vadstena Academy: an opera double-bill under the title of ”Kär och galen”. Comala, based on one of the dark and brooding Ossian poems by James Macpherson, takes place in the mists of 3rd century Scotland, while Nina, a “sentimental comedy”, takes us to […]

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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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New doctoral student

1 January 2015 We are delighted to report that Petra Dotlačilová has recently been accepted as a doctoral student at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics at Stockholm University and will be joining the Performing Premodernity research group.

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