Brown University and the Freie Universitat Berlin

13-14 March 2009 ▪Grant Recital Hall, 1 Young Orchard Avenue▪Brown University



Recommended English-language reading on the theatricality concept:


Erika Fischer-Lichte, “Theatricality: A Key Concept in Theatre and Cultural Studies,” Theatre research international 20/2 (1995), 85-90.

Thomas Postlewait and Tracy C. Davis, “Theatricality: an introduction,” in Theatricality, ed. Thomas Postlewait and Tracy C. Davis (Cambridge: Cambridge UP 2003).

“Theatricality.” Special issue of Sub-stance, vol. 31/2-3 (2002). Especially recommended: “The resistance to theatricality” by Marvin Carlson, and “Theatricality: the specificity of theatrical language” by Josette Féral.

Helmar Schramm, "The surveying of hell. On theatricality and styles of thinking," Theatre Research International 20/2 (1995), 114-18.

Samuel Weber, Theatricality as medium (New York: Fordham UP, 2004). The Introduction and Chapter 1 ("Theocracy; or, Surviving the Break") available here as a PDF.

Josette Féral, “Performance and theatricality: the subject demystified,” in Mimesis, masochism, and mime; the politics of theatricality in contemporary French thought, ed. Timothy Murphy (Ann Arbor: Michigan UP, 1997), 289-300.

Diana Taylor and Juan Villegas, eds., Negotiating performance: gender, sexuality, and theatricality in Latin America (Durham: Duke UP, 1994).