Table of Contents

Editorial Note
Savas Patsalidis, Editor-in-Chief

Special Topic

The Theatricality of Music, the Musicality of Theatre
Guest Editor: Octavian Saiu (Romania)

The New Soundscape of Global Culture: Editorial Note
Octavian Saiu

Ideology and Machines in the Work of Richard Wagner
Themelis Glynatsis

Interaction Between Music and Theatre in Identity Processes: Croatian Example
Iva Hraste-Sočo

Broadway Rap Battles and the Crisis of Historicity: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton
Konstantinos Blatanis

“Have you ever had an intention?”: The Postmodern Condition and the Failure of Epiphany in Michael John LaChiusa’s Little Fish
Mara Davis

Opera of Postmodernism and New Challenges of Opera Critiсism
Irina Yaskevitch

Notes on Light: The Musicality of Light and Theatre
Amy Chan

In Pursuit of the Musical Image: Imagining the Soundscape of Wild Man
Xing Fan

Transforming the Dark: Using Colour to Compose Sound in Dark Matter
Martyn Roberts and Jeremy Mayall

Musicality in Simon Stephens’ Plays
Brigitte Bogar

Theatre for Sounds and Souls; or, The Polish Song of the Goat and Its Quest into the Impossible
Kalina Stefanova

La musique live et la fêlure des mots
Georges Banu


Mediating Performance Experiences
Editor: Yana Meerzon (Canada)

Introductory Words
Yana Meerzon

Making Community in the Age of Migration: What Is the Role of Social Media in Contemporary Theatre
Janne Cleveland

Paradigm Shift: Making Theatre with Social Media
Danielle Le Saux-Farmer

“It’s Everyday, Bro”: YouTube, “Authenticity,” and the Psychopathology of Late Capitalism
Chris Eaket

“Siri, Are You Female?”: Reinforcing and Resisting Gender Norms with Digital Assistants
Kimberley McLeod

temping: On Technological Immersion, Surveillance and Existential Angst in One-to-One Performances: Yana Meerzon and Michael Rau in Dialogue
Yana Meerzon and Michael Rau

The Spiritual Reformation of Theatrical Practice: Interculturalism and the Modern Times Stage Company
Peter Farbridge

On Migration towards Europe. Simple as ABC#3: The Wild Hunt by Thomas Bellinck
Garcia Martinez Manuel

The Live History Company, Museum Theatre, “Four Spectators” and “That Guy”: A Complex Relationship
Rick Cousins

Children’s Plays in Iran: Iranian Culture or Homogenous Society?
Bahee Hadaegh and Zeinab Karimi

Art World Authenticities: Postmodern Curators, Creators and Performers
Dena Davida

National Reports

Editor: Savas Patsalidis (Greece)

Living Through Changes: Mongolian Theatre
Batsaikhan Dashdondog

Theatre in Montenegro: An Unfinished Cultural Transition
Maja Mrđenović

Le théâtre au Maroc, état des lieux
Baker Saddiki


Editor: Savas Patsalidis (Greece)

Performing Outdoors: About Aesthetics and Ideology: An Interview with Joan Font
Mercè Saumell

Conscious and Safe: Α Values-lead Response to the COVID-19 Crisis: An Interview with Jovana Karaulić
Tina Perić

Le chemin continue : Entretien avec Data Tavadzé
Irina Gogobéridzé

Performance Reviews

Editor: Matti Linnavuori (Finland)

Russian Theatre Before the Crash
Christine Matvienko

Dostoevsky and Whitman: The Murder and the Miracle
Lissa Tyler Renaud

The Jukebox Reimagined: New Musicals Pump Fresh Blood into a Tired Genre
Martin Morrow

Playing with Disaster
Patricia Keeney

On the Hungarian Border of Illuminating and Alienating
Cole J. Stern

Time, Chance and Space: Stan Lai’s Newest Work, Ago
Yu Kuo-Hua

A Town Remembered and Recreated
Maria Zărnescu

L’écriture d’une vie
Jean-Pierre Han

L’art de camper Copi
Camille Khoury

An Absurd Night in a Georgian Hotel
Marina (Maka) Vasadze

Nora. The Big Exit
Penelope Chatzidimitriou

Tomorrow’s Theatre! Maybe
Steve Capra

Germany During the Crash
Matti Linnavuori

Book Reviews

Editor: Don Rubin (Canada)

Staging Postcommunism: Alternative Theatre in Eastern and Central Europe After 1989
Don Rubin

Theatre Blogging: The Emergence of a Critical Culture
Mark Fisher

A Century of South African Theatre
Temple Hauptfleisch

Koffi Kwahulé
Selim Lander

Pip Utton and his Masks/ Pip Utton I jegoMaski
Don Rubin

Critics on Criticism

Bugged (Critics, Criticism and Critical Categories)
Don Rubin


COVID-19 and its Impact on the Performing Arts: a Survey
Editor: Savas Patsalidis (Greece)

A Pandemic Theatre “Album” of First Reactions: Αn Introduction
Savas Patsalidis

Theatre and Epidemics: An Age-Old Link
Maria Ristani

ARGENTINA: “Never Abandon the Theatre, Even in the Toughest Situations”
Halima Tahan F.

CANADA: Working through the Cracks
Carly Maga

CZECH REPUBLIC: Austerity of Movement and Theatre on Screen
Martina Pecková Černá, Michal Zahálka, Jana Návratová

ENGLAND: March and April were the Cruellest Months
John Causebrook and John Elsom

GEORGIA: In Search of New Forms and Ideas
Natalia Tvaltchrelidze

GREECE: Being Active with Theatres Closed
Irene Moundraki, Leandros Polenakis & Thanos Madzanas

HONG KONG: Our Passion Will Go On, Even If the Shows Cannot
Bernice Chan

INDIA: Pandemic: A Vulnerable Time for Artists
Deepa Punjani

JAPAN: Theatre is Life
Ken’ichi Yamamoto

LATVIA: All the World’s a Screen
Lauma Mellēna-Bartkeviča

MARTINIQUE : Cahiers de confinement
Janine Bailly

MEXICO: Theatre in Intensive Care
Lorena Meeser

POLAND: Internet-theatre and Insufficient State Support for the Artists
Tomasz Miłkowski

QUEBEC (CANADA) : Au Québec, grogne et résilience des artistes
Raymond Bertin

ROMANIA: Theatre is Always Alive
Octavian Saiu, Oltita Cintec

RUSSIA: Rethinking Communication Strategies
Alexandra Dunaeva

SLOVAKIA: Virtual Centenary of Slovak Theatre
Zuzana Ulicianska

SOUTH AFRICA: Devastating Effects
Gaerin Hauptfleisch and Temple Hauptfleisch

SOUTH KOREA: Out of Crisis Arises Opportunity
Um Hyun Hee

SWEDEN: The Future Uncertain within the Independent Field
Theresa Bener

TAIWAN: Crisis or Chance: Theatre in Difficult Times
Hung Tzi-Yu

ΤURKEY: “Hope is in People, Hope is in Us”
Ragıp Ertuğrul

UNITED STATES: Live from the United States, It’s Social Distancing
Chris Jones

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