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27th June, 2018

The Representational Weaknesses of Democracy and Theatre in the Early 21st Century

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Date:
27th June, 2018
Time:
18:30 - 20:00
Venue:
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
62-64 Eton Avenue
London
Price:
Free

2018 STR Edward Gordon Craig Lecture by Oliver Frljic

Oliver Frljić’s work as a director has been characterised by a committed exploration of the intersections between the political and the theatrical. Flags, crosses, disputed maps and other symbolically charged imagery often provide central points of reference in his productions which are frequently intended to tackle taboos and therefore open up uncomfortable but necessary discussions.

In this first public appearance in the UK, Frljić will reflect on the ways his recent, controversial productions (Our Violence and Your Violence,The Curse and Gorki – an Alternative for Germany?) – have used the theatrical medium as a performative tool in a broader social arena. Frljić will also discuss the overlaps and intersections of political and theatrical representation in his work, examining the ways in which the 21st century has revealed some deep crises of democracy as a form of political representation.


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