Lahore, Pakistan: The Book Launching Ceremony of “An Introduction to European Theater—-History of Performing Arts from Greek Period to 20th Century” will be held at Shakir Ali Museum Lahore on March 3, 2022, at 5 pm.
Covering the history of European Theatre from the Greek period to the 20th Century, “An Introduction to European Theater—-History of Performing Arts from Greek Period to 20th Century” is written by Shazia Anwer Cheema who is a Prague-based columnist, writer and foreign affairs expert. Shazia Anwer did her M.Phil. in Cognitive Semiotics from Aarhus University Denmark and is currently registered as a Ph.D. Scholar of Semiotics and Philosophy of Communication at Charles University Prague.
“An Introduction to European Theater—-History of Performing Arts from Greek Period to 20th Century” covers the journey of visual and performing Art spreading over 2500 years is always a mirror of the time giving the absolute justification for the idea that any art form cannot be understood in a vacuum. Artistic work is an organic process that comes into existence with the help of certain binary forces such as politics, economics, and social fabrics of that time. First in the shape of an idea then it transforms into philosophy and later it gets executed into artistic forms/genres. Sometimes a philosophy provides nurturing ground for artistic genres and other times artistic experimentation creates a philosophical sphere. In both ways, history, politics, and sociology cannot be filtered out from art. To understand, visual, performing, and literary art, the reader’s trajectory must be a social, and political history of art and artist. So, any book that is written on visual art, performing art, and literary art is equally a book on history, philosophy, and politics thus must be useful for historians, philosophy students, and students of politics (International Relations, Public Diplomacy, Cultural Diplomacy).