Tyrol or Not Tyrol: Theatre as History in Suedtirol/Alto Adige by Nóra de BuiteléirTyrol or Not Tyrol: Theatre as History in Suedtirol/Alto Adige by Nóra de Buiteléir

Tyrol or Not Tyrol: Theatre as History in Suedtirol/Alto Adige

byNóra de Buiteléir

Paperback | December 20, 2012

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On 19 June 1992 Austria and Italy declared the official resolution of the South Tyrol question – the dispute that had dominated relations between the two countries since the end of the First World War. While this bilingual province is today held up as a triumph of minority rights protection and a model for post-conflict societies across the world, the story of the South Tyrol since its amalgamation into the Italian state in 1919 has been a complex and often turbulent one.
This book investigates the political role of the theatre in reflecting, shaping and subverting patterns of cultural identity among the German-speaking South Tyrolese. Taking as its starting point the representation of history in a series of ambitious theatrical productions from the 1970s to the present, this study offers close readings of texts and performances and an examination of the belated development of professional theatre in the province. The role of theatre is analysed in terms of the broader historical and sociocultural factors at play in the shaping of South Tyrolese identity.
Nóra de Buiteléir is a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies, Trinity College Dublin, funded by the Irish Research Council.
Title:Tyrol or Not Tyrol: Theatre as History in Suedtirol/Alto AdigeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.86 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:December 20, 2012Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3034307314

ISBN - 13:9783034307314


Table of Contents

Contents: Origins and development of the South Tyrolese Question – Treatment of minorities under Italian Fascism – Theatrical constructions of identity and nationhood – Cultural memory on the stage – Close reading of dramatic texts and performances – Performance reception.