IFTR's Arabic Theatre Working Group
Published online by Cambridge University Press: 04 October 2010
This collaborative article looks at the establishment in 2006 of an IFTR/FIRT working group in Arabic theatre, and the significance of this in terms of breaking the twentieth-century, hegemonic hold of European and North American subjects in theatre research. We trace the development of the working group from preliminary conferences and gatherings outside IFTR to its set-up and organization within the Federation. Surveying our methodologies, key issues, research areas and future directions, we argue the significance of the group's work in creating a research forum for Arab theatre scholarship.
- Theatre Research International , Volume 35 , Issue 3 , October 2010 , pp. 263 - 274
- Copyright © International Federation for Theatre Research 2010
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