The Open University of Cyprus, celebrating 20 years since its establishment, has the honor to host the world-famous Marvin Carlson, Sidney E. Cohn Professor Emeritus of Theatre, Comparative Literature and Middle Eastern Studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, for a public hybrid talk entitled “Reflexions on the Theatre in the Age of Covid”.
Monday, October 31, 2022 at 19:00 pm EEST
The public talk will consider the effect of the temporary disappearance of live theatre on our cultural conception of this art. The relationship of digital and live performance, already developing as a significant critical and practical concern in the twenty-first century, clearly gained in urgency and importance as a result of the Covid lockdown. Professor Carlson, who plays a leading role in the contemporary theatrical circles and in theoretical studies, reflects on the changing nature of this concern and will discuss with the audience, face-to-face and online, about its implications for the future.