Theatrical Heritage: Challenges and Opportunities


Edited by: Bruno Forment and Christel Stalpaer
Published by: Leuven University Press


The theatrical past reactivated by scholars and artists
Despite eye-opening discoveries, exhibitions, and performances, many valuable artefacts and documents of the performing arts continue to linger in oblivion. How do these sources affect our understanding and appreciation of the theatrical past? Which challenges and opportunities arise from their reuse in modern contexts, museal and non-museal? Theatrical Heritage addresses these and related issues from a broad perspective. In accessible essays written by theatre and music scholars, performers, directors, conservators, and administrators from Europe and the USA, new methods are advanced to reactivate the theatrical past.

Michael Burden (Oxford University / New College), Margaret Butler (University of Florida), Thomas Crombez (Royal Academy of Fine Arts / Saint Luke’s College, Antwerp), Timothy De Paepe (University of Antwerp), Maarten De Pourcq (Radboud University, Nijmegen), Christine Fischer (Kunst Universität Graz / Swiss ForumMusikDiversität), Raphaèle Fleury (Institut International de la Marionnette), Bruno Forment (Vrije Universiteit Brussel / Ghent University), Nick Hunt (Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance), Riemer Knoop (Reinwardt Academy), Jerome Maeckelbergh (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp), Frank Peeters (University of Antwerp), John A. Rice (freelance writer and teacher), Christel Stalpaert (Ghent University), Staf Vos (Het Firmament), Jed Wentz (Leiden University)

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