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The New Theatre of the Baltics: From Soviet to Western Influence in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania Jeff      Johnson

The New Theatre of the Baltics: From Soviet to Western Influence in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

Jeff Johnson

Published February 21st 2007
ISBN : 9780786429929
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Although Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are culturally distinct, they share a common theatre history characterized by resistance, first as a response to Nazi occupation, then as an ideological weapon countering their annexation under strict SovietMoreAlthough Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are culturally distinct, they share a common theatre history characterized by resistance, first as a response to Nazi occupation, then as an ideological weapon countering their annexation under strict Soviet ideology. This comprehensive overview of contemporary theatre in the Baltic states includes interviews with major directors, writers, academics and critics, critiques of significant performances, and historical information to familiarize readers with the region. It not only discusses the political ramifications of the three countries? transition from occupied Soviet states to independent members of the European Union, but also addresses the aesthetic, cultural and national issues associated with the move to independence and the adaptation of a Western economic model.