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[ecrea] New open access title announcement: Resetting the Stage by Dragan Klaic

Mon Nov 26 21:17:47 GMT 2018

Intellect is delighted to announce that the electronic version of Dragan Klaic's Resetting the Stage(2012) is now available for free download. To access the ePDF please click on this link;keyword=resetting%20the%20stage

Commercial theatre is thriving across Europe and the UK, while public theatre 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 theatre to demonstrate its continued merit. In/ Resetting the Stage/, Dragan Klaic argues convincingly that, in an increasingly crowded market of cultural goods, public theatre 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.

Dragan Klaic was a well-respected theatre scholar and cultural analyst. He served as a permanent fellow of the Felix Meritis Foundation and as a visiting professor of cultural policy at the Central European University in Budapest. Intellect is honoured to have published his final book.

/'All of his knowledge and research was channelled in a living reality, and presented in the context of world theatre as a whole.'/ – Michael Coveney, What's On Stage

/'I can think of no one else who could cover so much ground, impart so much experienced wisdom and make so many sensible proposals for the future of the art form we love. Read Dragan Klaic’s book, and read it soon.'/ – Ian Herbert, The Stage

/''Resetting the Stage' offers an important, if (perhaps necessarily) unfinished rejoinder to a situation in need of urgent and widespread attention'/ – Sam Haddow, Studies in Theatre and Performance

This open access publication has been made possible by libraries participating in the Knowledge Unlatched 2017 pledging round.

Other IntellectOpen publications can be accessed through this link,name=Intellect+Open/

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