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Current Research

Updated: Sept. 2017

Current Research

I am continuing my research project on theatrical relations between Germany and India. After recently publishing a book on the work of East German director Fritz Bennewitz in India, I am working on the follow-up project of analyzing the productions of Indian director Vijaya Mehta in Germany in collaboration with Bennewitz.
I am also doing exploratory research for a project on artistic conceptions of social justice.

Recent publications

Esleben, Joerg, with Rolf Rohmer and David G. John. Fritz Bennewitz in India: Intercultural Theatre with Brecht and Shakespeare. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2016.

Esleben, Joerg. “Śakuntalā in the GDR: Gender Dynamics in Vijaya Mehta’s Leipzig production of Kālidāsa’s Play.” Gendered Encounters between Germany and Asia: Transnational Perspectives, 1800-2000. Eds. Joanne Miyang Cho and Douglas T. McGetchin. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, 213-229.