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Editorial Note: About Theatre Criticism
Savas Patsalidis, Editor-in-Chief

Special Topic

Theatre Criticism in the Age of Self-Isolation and Social Distancing
Co-Editors: Yana Meerzon (Canada), Savas Patsalidis (Greece), Aisling Murphy (Canada)

Editors’ Comment: Theatre (Criticism) the Day After
Yana Meerzon, Savas Patsalidis, Aisling Murphy

How to Write About Theatre Online Workshops
Mark Fisher

CATR Digital Criticism Pedagogies Workshop 2020 Recap
Karen Fricker, Michelle Macarthur, Aisling Murphy, Robyn Grant-Moran, Mae Smith

Arts Journalism and Theatre in the Pandemic Era: Mutations, Redefinitions and Challenges
Zoe Ververopoulou

Chilean Crises Lead to Experiments in Online Theatre
Pablo Cisternas, Milena Grass Kleiner, Andrés Kalawski, Cristián Opazo

Le théâtre en confinement : qu’est-ce que nous avons regardé en Turquie ?
Ece Yassitepe Ayyildiz

Tercera Llamada #LiveOnlineNow: Notes on a Virtual Theatre Experience
Fernando Valcheff García, Regina Solis Mirandal, Sara Hermo

Internet: Curse or Blessing
Esther Slevogt

The Digital Sublime and Fragility in the Time of COVID-19 and the Eco-crisis: The Dynamics of Becoming
Hanna Helavuori

Electric Dance, or How to Talk with Birds
Johannes Birringer

Lockdown Verses and Anxieties of Presence: How Polish Theatre Rhymed a Case for Its Purpose on the Pandemic Stage
Kasia Lech

Some Reflections on Theatre in a Post (Pre-) Pandemic Moscow
Alla Shenderova

Ceci n’est pas un théâtre: Theatre in the Age of COVID
Mark Brown

The Performance of Protest in a Post-COVID World: A Theatre Critic’s Perspective from India
Deepa Punjani

Not Here, Not Now? Liveness Revisited
Małgorzata Sugiera

Brecht Is More Relevant Than Ever in the Time of COVID-19
Jisoo Nam

Le théâtre survivra-t-il à la tentation du virtuel ?
Tibor Egervari

Pandemic V-Effect: The Plague as Theatre Criticism
Felipe Cervera and Azadeh Sharifi

After Devitalized Theatre
Nenad Jelesijević

Theatre and Censorship in the Pandemic
Patricia Nikolova

Misplaced Self in the Misplaced City
Tan Tan (Weiwei Sun)

Migrant Representation in the U.K. Theatre Industry: How Covid-19 Catalysed a Movement
Sally Beck Wippman (contrib. Zhui-Ning Chang, Lara Parmiani)


Editor: Yana Meerzon (Canada)

Contemporary Playwriting and Theatre Translation Cultures in Europe: A Report on Current Systems, Conventions and Perceptions
Margherita Laera

Relaxed Performance: An Ethnography of Pedagogy in Praxis
Carla Rice, Chelsea Temple Jones, Jessica Watkin, Kayla Besse

« …papa merci d’être mort » – Un spectacle pour les adultes qui étaient autrefois des enfants
Irina Antonova

Rethinking Authority, Creativity and Authorship in Twenty-First-Century Performance: The Director’s Revised Role
Avra Sidiropoulou

What Is This Thing, Drama? Plays for Dialogue in a Rwandan College Setting
Amy S. Green

Au-delà des frontières, les ponts
Georges Banu

National Reports

Editor: Savas Patsalidis (Greece)

Mission Im/possible: In Search of Identity and the Aesthetics of Hong Kong Contemporary Theatre
Bernice Kwok-wai Chan

Critics on Criticism

Theatre Criticism for Young Audiences: New Directions
Co-Editors: Diana Damian Martin (UK), Anette Therese Pettersen (Norway), Rui Pina Coelho (Portugal)

Note from the Editors
Diana Damian Martin, Anette Therese Pettersen, Rui Pina Coelho

The Young People’s Stage of the National Theatre of Greece: Cultural Politics and Pedagogical Paradigms
Zafiris Nikitas

Criticism as a Play-Space 
Merve Tokgöz

What If We Just Dance? An Example of Interactive Criticism
Paraskevi Tektonidou

“Parallel Space for Reflection”: Interview with Zala Dobovšek
by Tjaša Bertoncelj

Young Critical Practices: Ways of Thinking in and With the Arts
Anette Therese Pettersen

Describe, Evaluate, Argue: Teaching Criticism for Young Writers
Hild Borchgrevink, Ida Habbestad

Réinventer les paysages et dessiner les vols au Théâtre de Marionnettes de Porto 
Catarina Firmo

Flight Paths and Theatre for Early Years Audiences
Robyn Ayles, Heather Fitzsimmons Frey, Margaret Mykietyshyn


Editor: Savas Patsalidis (Greece)

Sociology of Theatre and Performance: Interview with Maria Shevtsova
by Savas Patsalidis

Our Responsibility Lies in Our Decisions: Interview with Patrice Pavis
by Éva Patkó and Savas Patsalidis

A Digital Talk About an Analogue Art: Interview with Erika Fischer-Lichte
by Ivan Medenica

Experiments with Human Nature: Interview with Margarita Mladenova
by Kamelia Nikolova

In Search of Contexts: Interview with Neelam Mansingh Chowdhry
by Vikram Phukan

I Can See you, on Zoom: Interview with Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad
by Tina Perić

“The Counterpart” Becoming Myself: Interview with Kang Ryang-won
by Lee Hwawon

Documentary Theatre: About Aesthetics and Politics. Interview with Martha Bouziouri
by Savas Patsalidis

De la rencontre aux écrans: une approche kaléidoscopique du réel : Entretien avec BERLIN
par Karolina Svobodova

Corps, voix, mémoire : Entretien avec Guy Régis Jr.
par Jason Allen-Paisant

Performance Reviews

Editor: Matti Linnavuori (Finland)

Macmillan’s Pandemic Theatre in Latvia
Lauma Mellēna-Bartkeviča

The Game Is Over
Marina (Maka) Vasadze

Hallucinations of a Finnish Anarchist
Matti Linnavuori

Qui a peur du théâtre ?
Camille Khoury

Defeats to Lament, Lives to Celebrate: Fragments of a Greek Festival
Aikaterini Delikonstantinidou

Théâtre et musique, un mariage risqué
Selim Lander

Exodos. The Body Is the Oracle
Penelope Chatzidimitriou

Theater of War: The Relevance of Community Arts during the Pandemic
Angela Constantinidou

Les bienfaits collatéraux d’une pandémie à Luxembourg
Stéphane Gilbart

Book Reviews

Editor: Don Rubin (Canada)

Shakespeare in the Theatre: Patrice Chéreau
par Philippe Rouyer

Marionetteatern: 60 Years and More
par Louise Lapointe

TNT: The New Theatre
Ian Herbert

Contemporary Plays by African Women
Patricia Keeney

In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Remembering Two IATC Laureates
Editor: Don Rubin (Canada)

Kapila Vatsyayan: A Legend of Indian Culture
Ravi Chaturvedi

Kapila Vatsyayan and the IATC Thalia Prize
Margareta Sörenson

Remembering Eric Bentley
Don Rubin

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