I am delighted to announce that my latest monograph, Theatre Across Oceans. Mediators of Transatlantic Exchange (1890-25) was just published with Palgrave Macmillan.
The book allows the reader to enter and understand the infrastructural ‘backstage area’ of global cultural mobility during the years between 1890 and 1925. Located within the research fields of global history and theory, the geographical focus of the book is a transatlantic one, based on the active exchange in this phase between North and South America and Europe. Emanating from a rich body of archival material, the study argues that this exchange was essentially facilitated and controlled by professional theatrical mediators (agents, brokers), who have not been sufficiently researched within theatre or historical studies. The low visibility of mediators in the scientific research is in diametrical contrast to the enormous power that they possessed in the period dealt with in this book.
I would like to thank all those who stood by me during the work on the book, which was also overshadowed by the death of my beloved father. I would especially like to thank my family and my closest scientific colleagues and friends.
P.S.: One request: If you would like to order a copy of the book (which would make me very happy), please do so from the publisher or bookseller you trust, but not from Amazon. Thank you!