KDS | Theatralia 2/2022: Bodies in Archival Situations is now online!

1 Feb 2023

The second half of the year was quite busy for Theatralia 2/2022 authors and editors. But after a lot of effort, a very unorthodox issue dedicated to the relations between bodies and the archive is there for you to enjoy!

The issue was edited by our guest editors from Palacky University Olomouc Martin Bernátek and Jitka Pavlišová. The editors themselves contributed to the issue with an interview with the German dance and theatre scholar Susanne Foellmer conducted by Jitka Pavlišová and a book review of The Routledge Handbook of Reenactment Studies penned by Martin Bernátek.

The issue also features the reprint of Susanne Foellmer’s study on the thematic focus of this Theatralia issue.

Additionally, the issue offers three English-language studies in the peer-reviewed Yorick section dedicated to interpretation (1) of Günter Brus legacy through Trauma Studies perspective by Tomáš Kubart, (2) of Sarah Kane’s ‘dead body’ in the archive of Polish contemporary theatre performance by Dorota Sosnowska, and (3) of corporeality and body shaming framed in the popular podcast scene by Andrea Hanáčková.

Among the English-language contributions, you will find a review of two films by Berlin-based Serbian director Marta Popivoda (Yugoslavia, How Ideology Moved Our CollectiveBody; Landscape of Resistance) by Dáša Čiripová, or a review of Marcela A. Fuentes’ book Performance Constellations: Networks of Protest and Activism in Latin America by Lukáš Kubina.

You will also find a report on the fifth EASTAP conference held in May 2022 in Milan from Tereza Turzíková.

The Archive section of Theatralia is also somewhat nontraditional: it includes a memoir-like text by a theatre director, actor trainer, and historian Jane Woollard shaped as her personal reflection on her mother’s practice as a singer, as well as Hanna Veselovska and Viktor Ruban’s account of the reconstruction of Nijinska’s pedagogical and creative methods by Kyiv-based group of performers and researchers led by Ruban in 2021.

The Czech-language part of the issue is represented by the analyses of the so-called Rondocubism in Czech interwar stage design by Vojtěch Poláček. Three book reviews by Jitka Ciampi Matulová, Ondřej Sládek and Aleš Kolařík respectively. Two articles dedicated to the new Czech translation of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet by Filip Krajník were written by Šárka Havlíčková Kysová and Hana Pavlisová.

Take a closer look at Theatralia 2/2022 at: https://www.phil.muni.cz/journals/index.php/theatralia/index.

You can also purchase a copy through Muni Shop or directly from the Department of Theatre Studies (Gorkeho 57/7, 602 00 Brno, Building G).

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