What are some well-known ceremonies with acting

Theater offer and quality

'Good' Theater pp 137-287 | Cite as

Summary

So who does the 'better' theater - subsidized rather than commercial theater, or is British theater the 'best'? Is there any connection between the forms of theater financing on the one hand and the quality of theater on the other? And above all, what do Germans and Brits understand by 'good' theater - and how does this work define 'quality' and make this ambiguous term manageable and comparable? Obviously, these questions touch upon the fundamental problems of theater creation in general: What is the function of theater? What role does theater actually play in society, what is the value of theater? What is the underlying cultural understanding? Which traditions and evaluations, positions and interests influence the understanding of theater, the arguments for legitimizing state involvement in theater - or even the legitimacy of my question about funding and quality?

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© VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2011

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