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Author Klai, Dragan.

Title Resetting the stage : public theatre between the market and democracy / Dragan Klaic.

Imprint Bristol ; Chicago : Intellect, 2012.


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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 190 pages)
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
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Summary Commercial theatre is thriving across Europe, while public theatre has suffered under changing patterns of cultural consumption - as well as sharp reductions in government subsidies for the arts. At a time when the rationale behind these subsidies is being widely reexamined, it has never been more important for public theatre to demonstrate its continued merit. In Resetting the Stage, Dragan Klaic argues convincingly that, in an increasingly crowded market of cultural goods, public theatre is best served not by imitating its much larger commercial counterpart, but by asserting its artistic dis.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; PART I: A Blurred Role; Chapter 1: Public and Commercial Theatre: Distinct and Enmeshed; The ensemble model; Public subsidies ensure cultural respectability; Crisis -- a permanent condition or a discursive image?; A thriving commercial theatre; The specific merits of public theatre; Chapter 2: Public Theatre: Challenges and Responses; Rising costs, limited compensation; Increasing own income; A minority leisure option; Altered urban demography; Insufficient coping solutions.
Chapter 3: Production Models: Reps, Groups and Production HousesRepertory theatre: Limitations and adjustments; Repertory companies outlive communism; Groups: An ethos of innovation; Transformation dynamics; Chapter 4: The Specific Offer of Public Theatre; Making sense of classical drama; Stimulating new playwriting; Post-dramatic theatre; Opera and music theatre: Confronting elitism; Varieties of dance; Theatre for children and young people; Other theatre forms; PART II: Asserting Own Distinction; Chapter 5: Programming Strategies; A disorienting abundance; Prompting name recognition.
Programming in larger templatesChapter 6: A Sense of Place; Failed reforms, some accomplishments; A matter of context; Space markers; Big or small?; Newly built or recycled?; Away from the theatre; Chapter 7: Finding the Audience, Making the Audience; Audiences: Limited, elusive and unstable; Commitment to education; Outreach strategies; Communication: Creating own media outlets; Chapter 8: Theatre in a Globalised World; The changing role of festivals; International cooperation in the performing arts; An emerging European cultural space; Trans-European vistas; An antidote to complacency.
Chapter 9: Leadership, Governance and Cultural PolicyLeadership: Fantasies of a cultural Superman; Governance matters: Boards safeguarding autonomy; Minima moralia for a public theatre system; Funding: Decision-makers and their criteria; Public theatre and public culture; In Place of an Epilogue: The Prospects for Public Theatre in Europe; Sources; About the Author; Afterword; Back Cover.
Subject Theater -- Economic aspects -- Europe.
Theater -- Economic aspects -- England.
Theater and society.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Theater -- History & Criticism.
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General
Theater and society. (OCoLC)fst01149315
Theater -- Economic aspects. (OCoLC)fst01149237
England. (OCoLC)fst01219920
Europe. (OCoLC)fst01245064
Genre/Form Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Klaic, Dragan. Resetting the Stage. Bristol : Intellect, 2013 9781841505473
ISBN 9781461928423 (electronic bk.)
1461928427 (electronic bk.)
9781783200481 (electronic bk.)
1783200480 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000053043177
DEBBG BV043774982
DEBBG BV044173517
DEBSZ 472774158
GBVCP 1020649070
NZ1 15492457
AU@ 000066525965

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