Universal Theatre/Universal Culture? Brook, Grotowski, Barba
AbstractThe 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.