National Theatres in Context: France, Germany, England and Wales

Type Book
Original languageEnglish
PublisherGwasg Prifysgol Cymru | University of Wales Press
Number of pages224
Editionillustrated
ISBN (Print)978-0-708-31917-8, 0708319173
Publication statusPublished - 29 May 2007
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Abstract

This is a study of the creative interplay between national theatre and national identity in Wales within the broader context of the social, political and cultural challenges of a European community. The book introduces and investigates the drive to create a national theatre as an inherent aspect of the cultural, social and political life of modern Wales. Within the challenging background of a new European community, the author asks the question ‘What is a national theatre?’ and more importantly perhaps ‘What is its relevance to Wales?’ The main focus of the book, however, is on ascertaining how, in twenty-first-century Wales, a national theatre participates in the creation of the modern European Welsh man or woman.