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dc.contributor.authorCaceres, Leticiaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-22T17:44:27Z
dc.date.available2014-05-22T17:44:27Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationCaceres, L. (2012). Re-imagining political theatre for the twenty-first century. Masters Research thesis, School of Performing Arts, Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/38439
dc.description© 2012 Leticia Caceresen_US
dc.description.abstractOne of key struggles of the globalised twenty-first century is against the disempowerment of the individual imagination. I believe that the challenge for the political theatre director is to stimulate and disturb the imagination of audiences in order to re-awaken critical thought. In so doing, audiences can picture what has been untold or become unimaginable, and thus, be prompted to action. By directing a theatrical production of War Crimes by Angela Betzien, I attempted to re-envision Brechtian techniques by fusing them with popular cultural forms in order to challenge and reawaken the imagination of audiences. In turn, I also attempted to subvert common assumptions about the form and content of contemporary political theatre. The accompanying exegesis provides an analysis of my creative practice and my thinking on the currency and relevance of political theatre, particularly for young audiences. I contextualize my practical work through an interrogation of the techniques I applied in my production of War Crimes in order to consolidate and affirm the role of political theatre in the twenty-first century.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
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dc.subjectpolitical theatreen_US
dc.subjectyoung audiencesen_US
dc.subjectBrechten_US
dc.subjectRealTVen_US
dc.subjectLeticia Caceresen_US
dc.subjectAustraliaen_US
dc.subjectAngela Betzienen_US
dc.subjectwar crimesen_US
dc.subjectrough theatreen_US
dc.subjectcosmopolitanismen_US
dc.subjectimaginationen_US
dc.subjectcross cultural castingen_US
dc.subjectfeminismen_US
dc.titleRe-imagining political theatre for the twenty-first centuryen_US
dc.typeMasters Research thesisen_US
melbourne.affiliationThe University of Melbourneen_US
melbourne.affiliation.departmentSchool of Performing Arts, Victorian College of the Artsen_US
melbourne.linkedresource.urlhttp://cat.lib.unimelb.edu.au/record=b5174938
melbourne.contributor.authorCaceres, Leticiaen_US
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