- Hardcover: 392 pages
- Publisher: University of Hawaii Press (30 July 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0824835840
- ISBN-13: 978-0824835842
- Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 3 x 22.9 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,812,025 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Communities of Imagination: Contemporary Southeast Asian Theatres Hardcover – 30 Jul 2012
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"Covering the multifaceted, multicultural, multination swathe of Southeast Asia, Communities of Imagination brings to light changes and theatre innovations over the last twenty-five years by focusing on issues of gender, censorship, and national identity. The book gains its strength by diving into actual productions the author has seen in major urban hubs. Diamond places the work in an informed frame, interviewing major theatre makers. Those interested in Southeast Asia will encounter the themes, innovations, and heated debates that theatre is uniquely suited to amplify, making this book an important contribution." -Kathy Foley, editor, Asian Theatre Journal; "Communities of Imagination offers a culturally grounded way into the performance cultures of a number of key Southeast Asian countries that focuses on recent as opposed to traditional performance. Supported by scholarship that is really quite stunning in depth and breadth, it is a book that is long overdue." -William Peterson, Monash University; "This is an impressive and important book, wide-ranging in scope and enlivened by the author's direct personal knowledge of contemporary developments in theatre of all kinds in Southeast Asia." -Barbara Hatley, University of Tasmania --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
<p>Catherine Diamond is professor of theatre at Soochow University in Taipei, Taiwan, and director of the Kinnari Ecological Theatre Project in Southeast Asia. </p>