“Even the premodern societies practiced what has become the hallmarks of theatrical activities: the more or less intense study of the social, cultural and political fabric of their communities, the situation of their subjects and the situation of man in the world at all.”
The internationally renowned Berlin theater scholar Joachim Fiebach combines the findings of a researcher’s life in a theatrical compendium that sets new standards in theatrical history writing. His thinking is rigorously founded on cultural history, he understands theatrical phenomena and processes consistently in their political dimensions and free of Eurocentric shortsightedness and lewdness.
In incomparable richness of material, the band opens up horizons of a world theater story. Fiebach sees theatre as a global field of cultural practices and shows the contradictions and breaks of theatrical historical lines as long-term processes that extend history into the present with explosive force.