The Generational and Aesthetic Orientation of a State Award Addressed to Independent Theatre

2019-02-20T02:47:35Z (GMT) by Pablo Salas Tonello

Abstract: This article analyses the orientation of an awarding practice held by the State - the Fiesta Provincial del Teatro de Tucumán (Argentine) between 2002 and 2017 - in relation to the cast’s ages and the aesthetics awarded. It is shown that awards are mainly addressed to young directors who practice a post-dramatic aesthetic, while these awards exclude other traditions such as realism, popular humor and the theatre of cruelty. Finally, State’s reasons to make those exclusions are evaluated and so are local games of power, since the award recognition of youngsters and the reject towards consecrated figures is appealing for research.

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