Resetting the Stage : Public Theatre Between the Market and Democracy

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/15/2012
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
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Commercial theater is thriving across Europe and the UK, while public theater has suffered under changing patterns of cultural consumption-as well as sharp reductions in government subsidies for the arts. At a time when the rationale behind these subsidies is being widely reexamined, it has never been more important for public theater to demonstrate its continued merit. In Resetting the Stage, Dragan Klaic argues convincingly that, in an increasingly crowded market of cultural goods, public theater is best served not by imitating its much larger commercial counterpart, but by asserting its artistic distinctiveness and the considerable benefit this confers on the public.

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