About this Elements series:
Elements in Theatre, Performance and the Political showcases ground-breaking research that responds urgently and critically to the defining political concerns and approaches of our time. The series presents various and sometimes contradictory readings of ‘the political’, depending on the local contexts and intellectual histories of individual, and co-authored, scholarly preoccupations. Through its international scope, and its engagement with diverse performance histories and intellectual traditions, it seeks to generate an array of productive tensions. Focusing on the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, it analyses and explores genealogical connections and inheritances between political performance-making and its accompanying scholarship both past and present, contesting established histories and opening up new critical perspectives.