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Theatre and the Coronavirus

Guest Lecture, CT Group Arts, Institutions and the Social with EASTAP with Prof. Rustom Bharucha, Professor emer. of Theatre and Performance Studies in the School of Arts and Aesthetics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

2021.02.16 | Pia Gjermandsen

Date Thu 04 Mar
Time 15:00 16:00
Location Online

Prof. Rustom Bharucha

We are delighted to announce that our guest will be Rustom Bharucha, a distinguished professor of theatre and performance studies, the author of such influential books as Terror and Performance (2014), The Politics of Cultural Practice: Thinking Through Theatre in an Age of Globalization (2000), or Theatre and the World: Performance and the Politics of Culture (1993). Most recently, he has completed a new book, Performing the Ramayana Tradition: Enactments, Interpretations, and Arguments, coedited with Paula Richman, which will be published in June 2021.

Locked down in his home-city of Kolkata since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemia, Rustom Bharucha has engaged in research on the coronavirus and other states of epidemic and disease in relation to theatre. As a result of this inquiry, with the support of the International Research Center/Interweaving Performance Cultures, he has recorded a series of lectures touching upon the “symbiotic, contrapuntal, intimate and divisive dynamics of theatre and the coronavirus” which is available to watch here:
Please check out these lectures prior to the guest seminar

Our webinar will start with Rustom Bharucha presenting his reflections on theatre and the coronavirus for around 30 minutes, followed by questions from the participants in the seminar.

Please register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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