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Tour Horse

  • Toby Malone
  • Chris Jackman
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Abstract

Returning to War Horse in performance, this chapter examines the phenomenon of the stage production in venues across the world. Adapted to new spaces, different audiences, and, sometimes, new cultures, the War Horse tours and foreign residencies worked to establish the brand world over, with a play malleable enough to thrive under the duress of necessary adaptation. With the support of several company members from casts around the world, this chapter considers the audience’s role in the way the play developed on tour.

Keywords

War Horse Tour Adaptation Gefährten Intercultural 

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Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Toby Malone
    • 1
  • Chris Jackman
    • 2
  1. 1.University of WaterlooWaterlooCanada
  2. 2.Centennial CollegeTorontoCanada

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