Crossover theatre

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A term that derives from a concept within the American music industry (i.e. “crossover music”) and refers to theatrical works which in a sense “cross over” from one (or more) theatrical tradition(s) to another and seeks to blend elements from the constituting traditions/forms. It is thus used as a term to refer to plays/performances which are the results of a process of syncretization and/or hybridization. First coined for this purpose by Temple Hauptfleisch in an article (1993) and later in a book (1997. It has since come into more general use.

See also Hybrid theatre and Syncretism

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