Challenges and Opportunities
Despite eye-opening discoveries, exhibitions, and performances, many valuable artifacts and documents of the performing arts continue to linger in oblivion. How do these sources affect our understanding and appreciation of the theatrical past? Which challenges and opportunities arise from their reuse in modern contexts inside and outside museums?
Theatrical Heritage addresses these and related issues from a broad perspective. In accessible essays written by theater and music scholars, performers, directors, conservators, and administrators from Europe and the United States, new methods are advanced to reactivate the theatrical past.
Contributors: Michael Burden (Oxford University/New College), Margaret Butler (University of Florida), Thomas Crombez (Royal Academy of Fine Arts/Saint Luke's College, Antwerp), Timothy De Paepe (University of Antwerp), Maarten De Pourcq (Radboud University, Nijmegen), Christine Fischer (Kunst Universität Graz/Swiss ForumMusikDiversität), Raphaèle Fleury (Paris-Sorbonne University), Bruno Forment (Vrije Universiteit Brussel/Ghent University), Nick Hunt (Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance), Riemer Knoop (Reinwardt Academy, Amsterdam), Jerome Maeckelbergh (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp), Frank Peeters (University of Antwerp), John A. Rice (freelance writer and teacher), Christel Stalpaert (Ghent University), Staf Vos (Het Firmament), Jed Wentz (Leiden University)
Christel Stalpaert is Professor of Theatre Studies at Ghent University.