Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Humanities: Interdisciplinary Studies in Culture
Russian and East European Studies
© 2014 Julia MacNelly
In this project, contemporary theater and performance art is examined in four cities in ex-Yugoslavia. War has pervaded all of the sites in some way, interrupting a sense of normalcy, altering the city physically as well as ideologically. For that reason, interaction with urban space becomes a central element in performances—whether it serves to preserve the city’s identity amidst destruction, to cleanse the city from the shame of official exploits, to break from the insular legacy of nationalism that flooded the streets, or to gather the city together in a process of collective healing.
MacNelly, Julia, "The City and The Stage: Ethics of Performance in Ex-Yugoslavia" (2014). Scripps Senior Theses. 495.
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