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semiotics of theatre
21. Sign Systems Studies: Volume > 33 > Issue: 2
Anneli Saro Von Krahl Theatre revisiting Estonian cultural heritage
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In the 1990s Estonia underwent a process of radical socio-political changes: a periphery of the Soviet conglomerate became a country with an independent political and economic life. The new situation also brought about a revision of cultural identity, which in the Soviet Union had been grounded primarily on the dichotomy between national and Soviet culture. Since these oppositions were rendered unimportant with the changed politico-economic conditions, a time of ideological vacuum followed. Estonia as an independent state and a cultural island between the East and the West turned its face toward Europe, questioning for its new or true identity in the postmodernising and globalizing society. In this article three productions of Estonian theatre as examples of identity construction will be analysed, investigating the rewriting of cultural heritage, intercultural relationships and implicit ideologies.
22. Sign Systems Studies: Volume > 33 > Issue: 2
Anneli Saro Театр фон Краля переигрывает эстонское культурное наследие. Резюмe
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Anneli Saro Von Krahli teater eesti kultuuripärandit ümber mängimas. Kokkuvõte
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Ester Võsu, Alo Joosepson Staging national identities in contemporary Estonian theatre and film
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This paper focuses on the ways in which national identities are staged in recent film and theatre productions in Estonia. We want to complement the prevalent approaches to nationality (Anderson 1983; Gellner 1983; Bhabha 1990), where the role of theatre and film as modellers of national identity are undervalued. National identity is a complex term that presupposes some clarification, which we gave by describing its dynamics today; its relation to ethnic identity, a thread between the lived and declared national identities, and the relevance of culture-based national identity. Herein we consider the concept of staging to have two implications: (1) as an aesthetic term it incorporates an artistic process, comprising several devices and levels; (2) as a concept in cultural theory it describes cultural processes in which something is set on stage for public reflection. Accordingly, in our analysis we considered national identities in theatre and film stagings in both senses. The results of our analyses demonstrated that our hypothesis about emerging new national identities in Estonia was valid, though deconstructed and hybrid national identities are not exactly and absolutely new types of identities but rather strategies of creating space for new identities to develop. A deconstructed national identity refers to the state of high self-reflexivity in which the existing elements of national identity are re-examined, recontextualised and re-evaluated. Further, a hybrid national identity demonstrates the diversity and coexistence of the components of national identity. Both strategies of staging are characteristic of the transformation of national identities, confirming that a single homogenous staging of national identity seems to be replaced by bringing multiple new self-models on stage.
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Ester Võsu, Alo Joosepson Репрезентация темы национальной самоидентификации в современном эстонском кино и театре. Резюмe
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Ester Võsu, Alo Joosepson Rahvuslike identiteetide lavastamine kaasaegses eesti teatris ja filmis. Kokkuvõte
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Bruno Osimo A translation with (apparently) no originals
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John Deely Floyd Merrell named sixth Thomas A. Sebeok Fellow of the Semiotic Society of America
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Donald Favareau Founding a world biosemiotics institution: The International Society for Biosemiotic Studies
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Kalevi Kull, Jesper Hoffmeyer Thure von Uexküll 1908–2004
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