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Current Issue: Theatres of Labour

Current Issue: Theatres of Labour

Access the most recent issue of Platform: this is volume 14 issue 1. The topic of this issue is 'Theatres of Labour.'

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Front Matter





Messing with the Wrong Guise? Creating Subversive Work in a “Creative Economy” that Celebrates Subversion by Tim Cowbury (Royal Holloway, University of London)

On Being Cast: Identity Work by Kirstin Smith (University of East Anglia)

Craft Remodelling Labour? The Craft Metaphor in Actor Training and the Actor’s Future Labour: A case study of foundational training at Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts in Berlin by Raimund Rosarius (University of Munich, University of Salzburg)

Recalcitrance is Not Yet Resistance: Post-Fordist Labour and Incorporation in the Work of Sofia Caesar by Steyn Bergs (Virje Universiteit Amsterdam)

‘Doing Housework Doing Laundry’: Spectacularization of Labor in Caroline, or Change by Hansel Oh (CUNY Graduate Center)

Producing ‘The Joy of Pret’: Theatres of (Emotional) Labour in the Service Industry by Jaswinder Blackwell-Pal (Birkbeck, University of London)


Notes from the Field

Installing Performances of Spatial Labour by Beth M. Weinstein (University of Arizona)

Work | Strike | Dance: The Paris Opera Ballet and the 2019 Pensions Dispute by Martin Young (Queen Mary, University of London)

Institutional Care and the Feminine Aquatic: An Interview with Shona Macnaughton by Angeliki Roussou (Edinburgh College of Art) and Shona Macnaughton

Unpaid and Low-paid Labour on the Fringe: a look at Orange Skies Theatre by Laura Kressly (Independent)

‘Work, work, work…’ Limits and Potentials of Dramaturgical Labour in Municipal Theatres by Antonia Tretter (LMU Munich)

‘Critical Plagiarism’ as Discursive Labour: A Conversation with Leah Modigliani by Laurel V. McLaughlin (Bryn Mawr College) and Leah Modigliani (Tyler School of Art and Architecture)


Book Reviews

Cultural Labour: Conceptualising the Folk Performance in India by Brahma Prakesh | Satkirti Sinha (Independent)

Rehearsing Revolutions: The Labor Drama Experiment and the Radical Activism in the Early Twentieth Century by Mary McAvoy | Alessandro Simari (Queen Mary, University of London)


Performance Responses

Do you know a love song…?  Action Hero’s Oh Europa.  Created by Gemma Paintin and James Stenhouse of Action Hero.  Nyon, Switzerland. 21 August 2020.  By Olivia Lamont Bishop (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Alice – A Virtual Theme Park.  Directed by Zoë Seaton. Creation Theatre and Big Telly Theatre, via Zoom. 1-30 August 2020. Watched on 12 August 2020.  By Heidi Łucja Liedke (University of Koblenz-Landau)

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