Internationalization and the Irish state’s relationship with theatre and opera

Áine Sheil, Joshua Edelman

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This chapter examines the roles of opera and theatre in a newly internationalized Ireland, and concludes that theatre attracts more funding than opera because it is more closely associated with Irish identity-building. It draws on the theory of Pierre Bourdieu, in particular his ideas about cultural capital, fields of cultural activity and unstated doxa.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal Changes, Local Stages
Subtitle of host publicationHow theatre functions in smaller European countries
EditorsHans van Maanen, Andreas Kotte, Anneli Saro
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9789042026131
ISBN (Print)9789042026124
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameThemes in Theatre - Collective Approaches to Theatre and Performance

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