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Reconsidering Wealth: From a Treatise on Political Economy to a Transnational Artistic Project


Réjean Bédard describes the working relationship between Québec’s Théatre Parminou and French theatre company La Tribouille that led to the creation of the Théâtre Parminou’s Trilogie de la Richesse. Working from a report on new measures of wealth prepared for the government of France by Patrick Viveret, each of the companies created their own set of three plays questioning how we measure wealth, how speculation has affected currencies, and how society might look different if we valued relationships more than material goods. The article also discusses the application of open-source or creative commons principles to theatrical creation, underlining the importance of making the intellectual property developed through the creative process freely available to other groups working on issues of alter-globalization.

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