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European Journal of Theatre and Performance

The objective of the journal is to become an open window onto Theatre and Performance. It is a place in which to develop our discipline as well as to search for new directions. It will stimulate a close dialogue between theory and practice, and between theatre and performance scholars and artists across Europe.It is a space where theatre can reflect and be critical about itself, and a space intimately connected with the world that surrounds it. Starting from the local, it is also a place in which to question the global and to promote boundary-crossing, taking in consideration European backgrounds and the variety of methodologies and theoretical approaches to our field. It also will work to enable a number of languages to be used within the journal.

The European Journal for Theatre and Performance consists of four recurring sections that each have their own scope and aim:

  • The Essays section presents innovative research on theatre and performance through scholarly articles that may develop in-depth case studies, critical assessments of research methodologies, or discussions of emerging tendencies within the field of the performing arts.
  • The Artist in Focus section presents the work of important contemporary artists through textual and visual information, enriched by their own voice (through interviews, manifestos, etc.).
  • The Archives section presents original archival materials and aims to give visibility to often unknown resources for theatre and performance historiography.
  • The Reviews section presents profound discussions of new publications in the field of theatre, dance, and performance studies.

Each of these sections has their own convener. For any inquiries, please get in touch with the responsible convener (see the Contact-page).

Josette Féral, Publishing Director.

The creation of a new journal is a challenge as great and exhilarating as that of forming a new organization, since both enterprises draw researchers together in addressing important issues of our times. These enterprise also enable us to extend the boundaries of our field of theatre by exploring new initiatives.