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Type of publication: Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science ar/ir Scopus / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science or / and Scopus (S1)
Field of Science: Teatras ir kinas / Theater and cinema (C002)
Author(s): Mažeikienė, Rūta
Title: The Revitalization of popular theatre forms in contemporary performance: the case of Post-Soviet Lithuanian theatre
Is part of: Nordic theatre studies : yearbook for theatre research in Scandinavia. Goteborg : Föreningen Nordiska teaterforskare, 2017, Vol. 29, iss. 2
Extent: p. 120-136
Date: 2017
Keywords: Puppetry;Post-Soviet Lithuanian theatre;Šėpa theatre;Miraklis theatre;Mime
Abstract: The article examines the use of historical popular theatre forms in contemporary perfor-mance and analyses how historical popular theatre forms are revitalized in contempo-rary theatre.The first part of the article addresses the phenomena of popular theatre in general. Referring to the insights on this topic by such theatre scholars as D. Mayer (1972), P. Pavis (1998), T. Grammatas (2013) the article addresses the problem of the definition of popular theatre and discusses what are the major characteristics that make the forms of popular theatre into the source of creative renewal and artistic inspiration. The second part of the article analyses how historical popular theatre practices (such as pantomime, mime, puppetry or shadow plays) have been used by post-Soviet Lithuanian theatre artists –namely, director Gintaras Varnas at Šėpa theatre and direc-tor Vega Vaičiūnaitė at Miraklis theatre –as a stimulus to renew theatrical language and to foster new relationship with theatre audiences. The examples of both companies demonstrate that in spite of the conventional genre restrictions, the historical forms of popular theatre are not treated as an unquestionable museum relic, but rather as a means to create a live and immediate contact with a contemporary audience through universal historical forms
Affiliation(s): Teatrologijos katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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