Developing Theatre: Building Expert Networks for Theatre in Emerging Countries after 1945
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Developing Theatre

Building Expert Networks for Theatre in Emerging Countries after 1945

Theatrical Epistemic Communities

This subproject has the twin aim of 1) elaborating theoretically the concept of a theatrical epistemic community and 2) tracing historically its consolidation and differentiation in the pre- und post-WWII period.

Philanthropy and Theatrical Development

In this sub-project, theatre and media historian Nic Leonhardt investigates funding policies and Activities of both the Rockefeller and Ford Foundation in the realms of culture and theatre.

Learning
'the Moscow Rules'

This sub-project aims to focus on, primarily, Soviet and East German cultural politics and institutional frameworks that were engaged in training and influencing budding Indian theatre artists during the Cold War

Festival Networks

This sub-project focuses on four art festivals on the African continent as nodes in a postcolonial Pan-African, diasporic and cosmopolitan network of an expanding theatrical epistemic community, and inquires into the ways in which this network generates new forms of performance culture at the dawn of independence.