Introduction: Theatrical Trade Routes

Authors

  • Christopher Balme Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich Center for Global Theatre Histories
  • Nic Leonhardt University of Cologne Center for Global Theatre Histories, LMU Munich

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5282/gthj/5020

Keywords:

Theatre, Popular Entertainment, Institutions

Abstract

An Introduction to the focus issue "Theatrical Traderoutes".

Author Biographies

Christopher Balme, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich Center for Global Theatre Histories

Christopher Balme currently holds the chair in Theatre Studies at the University of Munich. He currently edits the journal Forum Modernes Theater. Recent publications include Decolonizing the Stage: Theatrical syncretism and postcolonial drama (Clarendon Press, 1999), Pacific Performances: Theatricality and Cross-Cultural Encounter in the South Seas (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), Cambridge Introduction to Theatre Studies (Cambridge, 2008) and The Theatrical Public Sphere (Cambridge University Press, 2014). His current research interests focus on the legacy of modernism in the globalization of the arts; theatre and the public sphere; and the relationship between media and performance. He is director of the Global Theatre Histories project (www.global-theatre-histories.org).

Nic Leonhardt, University of Cologne Center for Global Theatre Histories, LMU Munich

Nic Leonhardt is a theatre and media historian as well as a writer based in Munich and Cologne. Her scholarly activities are characterized by a strong interdisciplinary approach and focus on global theatre, media and popular cultures at the turn of the 20th century as well on contemporary visual and urban cultures and Digital Humanities. She studied art history, theatre and audiovisual media, German philology and musicology and received a Dr. phil. in Performance and Media Studies from the University of Mainz (2006). From 2010 to 2015 Nic was the associate director of the international research project Global Theatre Histories (LMU Munich); since 2015 she has been visiting professor for Inter Artes at the University of Cologne. She has published two monographs: Piktoral-Dramaturgie. Visuelle Kultur und Theater im 19. Jahrhundert (1869-1899) (Transcript, 2007) and Durch Blicke im Bild. Stereoskopie im 19. und frühen 20. Jahrhundert (Neofelis, 2016). Web: nicleonhardt.wordpress.com

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Published

2016-04-04