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Prof. Vicki Ann Cremona                                                                          

Vicki Ann Cremona is Associate Professor in the Theatres Studies Department. Up to 2004,she was Academic Coordinator for the Theatre Studies Programme. Between 2005-2009 she served as Malta’s Ambassador to France, and subsequently, to Tunisia between 2009-2013. She has contributed to the National Cultural Policy that was published in February 2010. She is a former member of the National UNESCO Commission, and of the National Folklore Commission. She is particularly interested in the relations between power andVickiannCremona society as expressed through theatre and theatrical events. She has written extensively about public celebration in Malta, in particular about Carnival, political theatre, and commedia dell'arte in the 17th Century. She has been elected to serve as  a member on the Executive Committee:of the International Federation of Theatre Research.


Publications

Chapters in Books

•    Theatre in Malta, World Encyclopaedia of Contemporary Theatre, UNESCO Publications, Routledge, London 1994, (co-author John Schranz) pp. 582-592.
•    The Court Jester: from Cobbles to Boards, The Maltese Cross, University of Malta, 1995, pp. 155-169 Creating Community Theatre, Beyond Schooling. Adult Education in Malta,. (G. Baldacchino and P. Mayo eds), Mireva Press, 1997, pp. 213-228.
•    A Stage to Produce Dreams: Scenographic Architecture at the Manoel, Theatre in Malta, (C. Xuereb ed.), Patrimonju Publishing Ltd. 1997, pp. 21-28
•    Dress at the Theatre from the Majesty of Pinto to the Victorian Fin de Siècle, Costume in Malta: an History of Fabric, Form and Fashion, Patrimonju Publishing Ltd. 1998, pp. 114-125.
•    Il-Kitba Ghat-Teatru: Premessa Storika, Il-Kitba Teatrali f’Malta: Hemm xi Krizi? (M. Galea, V.A. Cremona, I. Mifsud, eds) Malta University Press 1998, pp. 10-16
•    Spectacle and "Civil Liturgies" in Malta during the time of the Knights of St. John, the Renaissance Theatre: Texts, Performance, Design Vol II: Design, Image and Acting, (Christopher Cairns ed.) Ashgate Press, Aldershot, Hants, England and Brooksfield USA, 1999, pp. 41-60.
•    Re-published in: Celebratio Amicitiae – essays in honour of Giovanni Bonello, (M. Camilleri, T. Vella eds.), Midsea Books Ltd., St. Venera, 2006, pp. 103-117.
•    Two Hundred Years of colonial laughter in Malta: Carnival and Pantomime in Malta under British rule, Comedy, Fantasy and Colonialism, (Graeme Harper ed.), London and New York, Continuum, 2002, pp. 175-188 (co-author – Toni Sant).
•    Il Teatro come Processo Trasformativo, I Gesuiti e Il Teatro, XVI Convegno di Studi degli Alunni dei Gesuiti, B’kara, St. Aloysius College, 1999, pp. 34-39.
•    Making Costumes live again, The World of Baroque Theatre: A Compilation of Essays from the Cesky Krumlov Conferences 2002, 2003, ed. Jarmila Musilova, Cesky Krumlov, 2003, pp. 103-116.
•    Making Space for Action: The Creative Act in Theatre and Dramatherapy, Image and Imagination, Writing from the Making Space Conference, (Janice Hoadley ed.), Belfast, the Stranmillis Press, 2003, pp. 38-43.
•    Brecht and Marxism, The Communist Manifesto: Karl Marx’s legacy to Humanity (C. Vassallo and C. Thake Vassallo eds.), Malta University Press, 2003
•    Carnival as a Theatrical Event, Theatrical Events, Borders, Dynamics, Frames, Rodopi, Amsterdam and New York, 2004, pp. 69-90.
•    Commedia dell’Arte and Opera Characters: Playful Opulence and Aristocratic Theatricality, Plusieurs Nations, The Schwarzenberg Collection of Costume Miniatures in the Český Krumlov Castle, (book authors: Kateřina Cichrová, Vicki Ann Cremona, Lenka Nováková), National Heritage Institute České Budějovice, 2010, pp. 72-101
•    The Borsa, A social meeting place with cultural aspirations, La Borsa – The People, The Building, The History (Giovanni Bonello ed.)  Malta Chamber Publication, Malta 2013, pp. 20-31.
•    When the Saint Comes Marching Out: The Cultural Playing of a Maltese Festa, Playing Culture, Conventions and Extensions of Performance, Rodopi, Amsterdam and New York, 2014, pp. 181-199.
•    19th Century Opera Costume Designs at the Manoel Theatre, A timeless gentleman, festschrift in honour of Maurice de Giorgio, Malta  2014, pp. 215-224.

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals
•    From Arlecchino to Harlequin: Italian Actors on the English Stage, Journal of Anglo-Italian Studies,University of Malta, 1992, Vol. 2, pp. 79-92
•    Mrs. Aphra Behn and the Commedia dell'Arte, Journal of Anglo-Italian Studies, University of Malta, 1994, Vol 3. pp. 78-87
•    Carnival in Gozo: Waning Traditions and thriving celebrations, Journal of Mediterranean Studies, University of Malta, 1995, 5 (1), pp. 68-95
•    Performance in Ancient sites: a convergence of cultural values, Journal of Mediterranean Studies, vol 8. no. 1, Malta, 1998, (co-author Anthony Pace) pp. 46-56.
•    Re-enacting the Passion during the Holy Week Celebrations in Malta, Theatre Annual: A Journal of Performance Studies. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, USA, 1998, pp. 32-53.
•    Politics and Identity in Maltese Theatre: Adaptation or Innovation?, The Drama Review, 52-4 (T200) Winter 2008, New York University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, pp. 118-144
•    From Louis XIV’s Paris to the Schwarzenbergs’ Český Krumlov: “Le Théâtre Italien”, Italian actors and Images of the Commedia dell’Arte, Teatro e Storia, 2011, 32, 261-296.

Think Pieces

•    Introduction, Journal of Mediterranean Studies, vol 8. no. 1, Malta, 1998
•    Introduction to Part I: In Search of a Theatrical Event, Theatrical Events, Borders, Dynamics, Frames, Rodopi, Amsterdam and New York, 2004, pp. 29-31.
•    Introduction: The Festivalising Process, Festivalising!, Rodopi, Amsterdam and New York, 2007, pp. 5-13. 

Books/Journals Edited

•    N. de Piro, V. A. Cremona, Costume in Malta: an History of Fabric, Form and Fashion, Fondazzjoni Publishing Ltd. pp. 319.
•    M. Galea, V. A . Cremona, I. Mifsud, Il Kitba Teatrali f'Malta: Hemm xi Krizi?, Malta University Press, 1998, pp. 85.
•    V. A . Cremona issue ed. Journal of Mediterranean Studies, Ancient Theatre/Ritual Spaces, 1998, pp. 145.
•    CREMONA, Vicky Ann, Peter EVERSMANN, Hans van MAANEN, Willmar SAUTER and John TULLOCH (Eds.) Theatrical Events: Borders, Dynamics, Frames,Amsterdam/New York, NY, 2004, VI, 398 pp.
•    Cremona Vicki Ann, Olivier Renaudeau, Jean-Pierre Reverseau (Eds). Between the Battlesword and the Cross : Masterpieces from the Armoury of Malta, Musée de l’Armée/Heritage Malta, Paris, 2008,. 352 pp.
•    Eurasian Theatre. Drama and Performance Between East and West from Classical Antiquity to the Present, by Nicola Savarese, trans. by Richard Fowler, updated version revised and edited by Vicki Ann Cremona, Icarus Publishing Enterprise, Holstebro - Malta - Wroclaw, 2010, pp.640
•    Playing Culture, Conventions and Extensions of Performance. Cremona, Vicki Ann, Rikard Hoogland, Gay Morris and Willmar Sauter (Eds.),Rodopi, Amsterdam and New York, 2014, pp. 291.

Policy Papers

•    A Cultural Policy for Malta - Working Document, Ministry for Youth and the Arts, Government of Malta, 1995, pp. 26.

Exhibition Catalogues
•    Costume in Malta (Catalogue Raisonné) with E. Baluci, Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti, 1998, pp. 72.

•    The Schwarzenberg Collection of Costume Miniatures in the Český Krumlov Castle, (book authors: Kateřina Cichrová, Vicki Ann Cremona, Lenka Nováková), National Heritage Institute České Budějovice, 2010, entries pp. 212-224; 232-234.

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