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This pivot examines how the Theatre Olympics, born in 1995, have served to enrich each host country’s culture, community, and foreign relations. Looking at the host country’s political, social, and cultural circumstances, it considers how the festival expands the notion of Olympism beyond its application to the Olympic Games, expressing the spirit of Olympism and interculturalism in each country’s distinct cultural language.
It emphasizes the festival’s development over the twenty years of its existence and how each festival’s staging has reflected the national identity, theatre tradition, and cultural interest of the hosting country, as well as how each festival director’s artistic principle has attempted to accomplish cultural exchange through their productions.
Jae Kyoung Kim, completed her PhD in Theatre studies at the University of Georgia, USA and is currently a teaching professor at Chung-Ang University, Republic of Korea. Her research is primarily focused on international theatre festivals, intercultural theatre, and East-Asian theatre.
International Theatre and The Theatre Olympics Olympism and world theatre Trends in contemporary world theatre Cultural exchange and Theatre National identity and theatre tradition International Relations and Cultural exchange
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-2573-0
- Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
- Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
- eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
- Print ISBN 978-981-10-2572-3
- Online ISBN 978-981-10-2573-0
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