Universal Theatre/Universal Culture? Brook, Grotowski, Barba


  • Maria Shevtsova


The   sociology of the theatre is still beleaguered by problems of status, even   though an increasing number of scholars are working in the field or in   closely related areas not claiming the title as such. The standing of the   discipline depends on how it is assessed from within the social sciences   where it properly belongs. It must belong to this vast domain, in which   sociology on its own is vast enough, because the sociology of the theatre   targets all aspects of theatre in society. It therefore understands theatre   to be a specific collective activity involved in a network of economic,   political and other activities, all designated differently, that are brought   about by social agents.