Volume 2 of Theater(s) and Public Sphere in a Global and Digital Society continues the exploration of the fundamental contribution that artistic and cultural forms bring to social dynamics and how these can consolidate cohabitation and create meaningfulness, in addition to fulfilling economic and regulatory needs. As symbolic forms of collective social practices, artistic and cultural forms weave together the meaning of territories, contexts, and peoples, and also of the generations who traverse them. This volume examines several case studies in the relationship between cultural forms and society.
These forms of meaning interact with the social imaginary, mediate marginalization, transform barriers into bridges, and are indispensable tools for any social coexistence and its continuous rethinking in everyday life. The various epistemic approaches present here refer to sociology, theatre studies, cultural studies, psychology, economy of culture, and social statistics which observe theatre as a social phenomenon.
Contributors are: Maria Shevstova, Ilaria Riccioni, Roberta Paltrinieri, Gerhard Glüher, Raimondo Guarino, Mariselda Tessarolo, Raffaele Federici, Marco Serino, Maria Grazia Turri, Elena Olesina, Elena Polyudova, Marisol Facuse, Vincenzo Del Gaudio, Laura Gemini, Stefano Brilli, Jessica Camargo Molano, Annalisa Cicerchia, Simona Staffieri and Giulia Cavrini.
List of Figures and Tables
Notes on Contributors
1 The Impact of Theatre in a Multilingual Province The Case of the Teatro Stabile of Bolzano between New and Old Generations Ilaria Riccioni
2 The Anomaly of the Teatro Stabile of Bolzano A Public Theater on the Border, between Different Languages and Cultures Marco Bernardi
3 State Theater of Bolzano. 70 years History and Shows in a Book Massimo Bertoldi
4 The Interviews for the Research on the Teatro Stabile di Bolzano Some Methodological Considerations Eleonora Sparano
5 Social Theatre, a Polyphonic Dramaturgy of the Community Claudio Bernardi
6 From the Creative Process to the Relationship with the City The Theatre of the ‘Margin’ by the Carullo-Minasi Company (Messina, 2011–2021) Katia Trifirò
7 Theatre Festivals and Urban Public Border Crossing Practices in Comparison Benedetta Pratelli
8 A Relational Theatre Fabrizio Crisafulli’s “Theatre of Places” Mara Nerbano
9 Introducing Performing Human Rights Roberto Prestigiacomo
10 On Stage without a Script A Theatrical Workshop for Professional Training Tiziana Tesauro
11 The Theater of the Oppressed as a Martial Art Theatre, Community, Pedagogy and Politics Alessandro Tolomelli
12 Pier Paolo Pasolini and the Theatre of the Word Emanuele Stochino
13 Dramaturgies of Distancing Dance and Public Space in the Covid Era Andrea Zardi
14 La Trilogia del naufragio by Lina Prosa Dramaturgy and Poetic of Inclusion Chiara Pasanisi
15 The Lavanderia a Vapore, from Madhouse to Dancehouse A Contemporary Experience of Relationship between Theatrical Space and Territorial Communities Matteo Tamborrino
16 Performing Arts and Practices for the Inclusion of Migrants in Milan Martina Guerinoni
17 Teleaudiencias Teatrales Crisis of a Representation Daniela Salinas Frigerio
Ilaria Riccioni, Ph.D. (2003) “La Sapienza” University of Rome, is Tenured Researcher of General Sociology at the Free University of Bolzano-Bozen. She has published many monographs and articles of social theory and on the social impact of artistic phenomena, including “Futurism: Anticipating Postmodernism” (Mimesis International, 2019).