Final London Theatre Seminar of 2015: 3 December with Ashley Thorpe (RHUL)

This is going to be exceedingly interesting. As the internal challenges of perception amongst East Asians is seldom touched upon

London Theatre Seminar

Dear colleagues,

Please see below for details of the next London Theatre Seminar on 3 December 2015 at 6:30 PM, with Ashley Thorpe, Royal Holloway, University of London. The event will take place in the University of London Senate House, Room G37.

We hope to see you there!

Broderick, Louise, & Jen 

Destructively productive: revisiting the intra-ethnic rivalry between British East Asian theatre companies Yellow Earth Theatre and Mu-lan Theatre Company 

This paper offers a provocation on the work of two British East Asian (BEA) theatre companies, Yellow Earth Theatre (YET, founded 1995) and Mu-lan Theatre Company (1991-2004). Members of these companies were, and some remain, locked in a fierce rivalry. I argue that this rivalry produced a highly charged context that divided, and continues to divide, the theatrical community. Yet, I also argue that this division highlights the heterogeneity of BEA practice, thus refuting the simplistic conceptions of collective identity sometimes ascribed to multiculturalism.

In particular, I…

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