5th Greek Theatre Conference “Theatre and Democracy”
The department of Theatre Studies of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, organizes the 5th Greek Theatre Conference, entitled “Theatre and Democracy” celebrating the 40 years since the restoration of democracy (1974). The conference is taking place in Athens, at the main building of the University of Athens from November 5 until November 8 and is dedicated to Professor Walter Puchner.
The aim of the conference is to closely examine and reveal the association of theatre with political aspects, to investigate the sociopolitical conditions which affected stage practices, dramatic writing and artistic creations during various historical periods and a combined approach of the two. Through a comprehensive approach, the ultimate aim of the conference is to provoke a renewed interest and a wider discussion concerning the social aspect of Theatre, its relationship with democracy and the interaction occurring between them.
The thematic areas of the conference are as follows:
Theatre and Democracy: Common historical roots and references
The Greek historical example
The policy of the theater and the theater of politics
Ancient Drama; performances and Representations
The Theatre and the emergence of National ethics
Political metaphors and theatrical transformations
Theatre, school and democratic order
During the conference, special sessions will be organized, concerning new researchers
Contact Person: Alexia Altouva (University Lecturer) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For regular updates and further information concerning the conference you can visit the website: http://theatredemocracy.wordpress.com
For the conference programme, you can visit the website: https://theatredemocracy.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/programme-26-10-2014.pdf