Hauptsächlicher Artikelinhalt

Francesco Fiorentino
Milena Massalongo


Concepts are by no means merely illustrations from which to adequately describe a state of affairs but are rather tools by means of which we orient ourselves habitually and more or less effectively in our reality. This does not only apply to theoretical thinking: whether in everyday life or in the practice of art, one does not so easily escape concepts either. An indispensable artistic-critical moment consists in overcoming a concept’s periodic “loss of traction” by making it functional again. The articles in this issue work in this direction: in dealing with the changing reality of theater, they further develop its established concepts or explore the critical potential of relatively new concepts that also extend beyond it. Overall, they document the attempt not only to think about theater, but also to think with the help of theater.


Fiorentino, F. und Massalongo, M. 2022. Vorwort. Internationale Zeitschrift für Kulturkomparatistik. 8 (2022), 5–7. DOI: https://doi.org/10.25353/ubtr-izfk-6601-3ad5.