• Titolo:
    P-CITIZENS. Performing Citizenship. Social and Political Agency in Non-Professional Theatre Practice in Germany, France, Britain, Sweden and Switzerland (1780-1850)
  • Tipologia incarico:
    Progetto di ricerca europeo
  • Paese:
  • Scadenza:
    31-12-2026 - Ore 00:00
  • Descrizione:

    How theatre shaped citizenship

    Emerging during the Enlightenment and taking shape during the American and French Revolutions, amateur theatre played centre stage in the formation of the modern concept of citizenship. It was during this period that non-professional theatre offered huge educative possibilities for the acquisition of skills and competences deemed essential to becoming a ‘good citizen’. In this context, the EU-funded P-CITIZENS project will explore the cultural and political contexts that determined citizenship ideas and practices as well as theatre. Case studies focusing on France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom will shed light on how amateur theatre gave rise to citizen practices. The findings will help researchers establish the role of non-professional theatre in the shaping of society.

  • Principal Investigator:

    Meike Wagner