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By Michael H. Bodden

Resistance at the nationwide Stage analyzes the ways that, among 1985 and 1998, sleek theater practitioners in Indonesia contributed to a emerging circulate of social protest opposed to the long-governing New Order regime of President Suharto. It examines the paintings of an array of theater teams and networks from Jakarta, Bandung, and Yogyakarta that pioneered new types of theater-making and new issues that have been frequently offered extra at once and significantly than past teams had dared to do.

Michael H. Bodden seems to be at a variety of case reviews to teach how theater contributed to and helped construct the competition. He additionally seems at how particular combos of social teams created tensions and gave glossy theater a different position in bridging social gaps and developing social networks that increased the achieve of the prodemocracy flow. Theater staff built new social networks by way of related to peasants, Muslim adolescence, business employees, and lower-middle-class slum dwellers in theater productions approximately their very own lives. Such networking and resistance verified theater as one major area within which the foundation for the ouster of Suharto in may possibly 1998, and the succeeding Reform period, was once laid.

Resistance at the nationwide Stage can have large attraction, not just for students of latest Indonesian tradition and theater, but in addition for these attracted to Indonesian historical past and politics, in addition to students of postcolonial theater and culture.


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