Act: Zeitschrift fur Musik & Performance


Act: Zeitschrift für Musik & Performance

Publisher: Universität Bayreuth

The Research Institute for Music Theatre Studies in Thurnau (Forschungsinstitut für Musiktheater in Thurnau, fimt) is creating an electronic journal Act. Zeitschrift für Musik & Performance. It is an international and interdisciplinary publication intended to provide a platform for essays, reviews and columns at the intersection of the disciplines musicology, theatre studies, dance studies and media studies. Act places particular value on methodological plurality and on supporting young academics.

The object of our interest is the entire spectrum of music theatre, spefically in regard to performance contexts. Work positioned within individual disciplines as well as on their methodological boundaries is encouraged. Areas currently underrepresented in research are also to be illuminated.

The range of themes in Act embraces all cultural expressions in the field between music and performativity such as:

* opera, operetta, musical theatre
* dance theatre, spoken theatre
* music theatre of the 20th and 21st century
* performance art
* concert culture, performance culture
* visual arts
* phenomena of pop culture and everyday performance
* film, television, radio, internet and video games

Supported languages are German, English, French and Italian.

ISSN 2191-253X


Prof. Dr. Anno Mungen
Dr. Knut Holtsträter
Forschungsinstitut für Musiktheater der Universität Bayreuth
D-95349 Schloss Thurnau


Act is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet.

Abstracts available online. Articles available in HTML and PDF format.

Current Issue: Issue 2 July 2011

Date: 5 October 2011

Open Access: 
Original posting date: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
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