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The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Politics

This book is a volume of critical texts on the key existential questions presently faced by theatre and performance makers, scholars and audiences. It features a range of texts written by scholars and artists who are diversely situated. Its multiple perspectives address the question of how theatre practitioners can be political now. The authors respond to this question by identifying eight themes, which serve as a framework that can be used for rethinking the relationship between theatre and politics. These themes are: post, assembly, gap, institution, machine, end and re. In addition, this book engages with the subject of contextualising theatre within broader societal issues, which makes this book a valuable source for dramaturgs that are interested in this particular subject.

Eckersall, Peter, and Helena Grehan, eds. *The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Politics.* Oxon and New York: Routledge, 2019.