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Stage of Emergency: Theater and Public Performance under the Greek Military Dictatorship of 1967–1974

Gonda Van Steen


Through theater’s probing lens, this book offers a critique of cultural life in Greece during the dictatorship years, a topic that has remained largely unexplored. It analyzes the plays and performances that took the pulse of particular moments of the so-called junta era (or the years of the Colonels), but these particulars broaden into a more general reexamination of Greek culture of the late 1960s and 1970s. Thus this book situates Greek play production in the constant battle to avoid frontal assaults with the regime’s censors, but it also highlights the links between Greek theater’s “Perfor ... More

Keywords: modern Greece, military dictatorship, Colonels, junta, stage of emergency, censorship, modern Greek plays, Performative Turn, youth movement, student activism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198718321
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718321.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gonda Van Steen, author
University of Florida