Behind the Curtain of Phylogeny: From Theatrical Anthropocentrism to Interspecies Appreciation

  title={Behind the Curtain of Phylogeny: From Theatrical Anthropocentrism to Interspecies Appreciation},
  author={Jan Motal},
  journal={Slovensk{\'e} divadlo /The Slovak Theatre},
  • Jan Motal
  • Published 14 October 2019
  • Art
  • Slovenské divadlo /The Slovak Theatre
The theoretical essay discusses the horizontal (cultural) and the vertical (speciesism) dominance of theatre studies, i.e. its Eurocentrism and anthropocentrism. In the context of the global environmental crisis, the essay presents a critique of the field in question and suggests a benchmark of ecological relevance (Glen Love). The fallacies prevailing in theatre scholarship – especially those implicated by the current popularity of the concept of theatricality (Theatralität) and the usage of… 
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