Intercultural theatre

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Intercultural theater, also known as cross-cultural theatre, may transcend time, while mixing and matching cultures or subcultures.

The three groups of intercultural theatre[edit]

Imitational theatre[edit]

The intended audience and theater group come from the same cultural background; but, the production imitates foreign styles, themes and other aspects.

Adaptive theatre[edit]

There are two types of intercultural theatre within adapted theatre. One can consider "the norm" to represent what the audience of a certain culture expects/has typically been exposed to:

Universal theatre[edit]

The aim of universal theatre is to be recognized and accepted by audience members from a range of cultural backgrounds (e.g. The Mahabharata, Peter Brook).

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