Peter M. Boenisch

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Peter M. Boenisch is Professor of European Theatre at the University of Kent, where he was, with Paul Allain and Patrice Pavis, one of the founding co-directors of the European Theatre Research Network (ETRN). His primary interest is in the intersections between aesthetics and politics in contemporary theatre, drawing on critical philosophy by Hegel, Žižek, Rancière and others. His research focuses on directing, mise en scène, stage direction and dramaturgy, with a particular focus on the German- and Dutch-speaking European countries. He currently completes a monograph »Directing Scenes and Senses in European Theatre«, and prepares a book on German theatre director Thomas Ostermeier. At Kent, he is involved in the new interdisciplinary Critical Thought Research Centre.
[Last update: 2015]