Monday, 28 June 2010

good question

On Thursday week there's a panel discussion at the ICA, chaired by former culture secretary, Chris Smith, titled The Climate for Theatre. It asks a question that has preoccupied this blog for last three years*:

Why, unlike AIDS, the conflict between Israel and Palestine or even the global financial crisis, has climate change not inspired a potentially attitude-shifting piece of theatre?

This blog will be reporting on what the answer is.

*See, for instance: they'll do the asking themselves; off topic; confusion in the middle classes; make it intimate, and you've lost it; the habituated imagination; sorry, don't want to discuss it; climate-change works for the stage, first climate change opera, finally, a good play about climate change, instinct for the times, and why theatres don't touch climate change.

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