1997 - 9 Lives
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Imaginary Fronts: The Necessary Stage and the Problems of Representation
Lee Weng Choy

There are some problems with TNS's theoretical assumptions concerning collaboration, and these are the ones I want to address. For starters, their assumption that a self-consciousness of their process will then lead to a multiplicity of voices—this logic has to be rigorously unpacked. There are many instances of self-conscious theatre from all over the world which betray an unsophisticated understanding of decentralising—or to use postmodernist parlance, deconstructing—the privilege of those with the power to speak.