Performing Arts

Mass Theatre in Interwar Europe

by Thomas Crombez
Publisher: Leuven University Press
Release Date: 2014-06-24
Genre: Performing Arts
Pages: 164 pages
ISBN 13: 9058679926
ISBN 10: 9789058679925
Format: PDF, ePUB, MOBI, Audiobooks, Kindle
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Synopsis : Mass Theatre in Interwar Europe written by Thomas Crombez, published by Leuven University Press which was released on 2014-06-24. Download Mass Theatre in Interwar Europe Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Henk Schoute van theaterproductiehuis Zeelandia...,12 sept. Homobelangenorganisatie COC is woedend...,28 sept. Op de introductieavond van corps Mercurius...; omdat eeuwige lullo Olivier een agent heeft beledigd... ; Entertaingigant ... -- Ideological heterogeneity in mass plays in Flanders and the Netherlands In many European countries mass theatre was a widespread expression of ‘community art’ which became increasingly popular shortly before the First World War. From Max Reinhardt’s lavish open-air spectacles to socialist workers’ Laienspiel (lay theatre), theatre visionaries focused on ever larger groups for entertainment as well as political agitation. Despite wide research on the Soviet and German cases, examples from the Low Countries have hardly been examined. However, mass plays in Flanders and the Netherlands had a distinctive character, displaying an ideological heterogeneity not seen elsewhere. Mass Theatre in Interwar Europe studies this peculiar phenomenon of the Low Countries in its European context and sheds light on the broader framework of mass movements in the interwar period.