Continuity, change and transitions of artistic professions in the Italian theatre industry

Author/s Marco Serino
Publishing Year 2020 Issue 2020/157 Language English
Pages 20 P. 186-205 File size 265 KB
DOI 10.3280/SL2020-157010
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The article reflects upon artistic work in the theatre sector, to understand how this peculiar profession has historically developed in Italy. Relying on different theoret-ical contributions and diverse empirical sources, the article delineates the institu-tionalisation process of the Italian theatre sector through different phases and transitions. Another topic addressed in this article are the past and current occupa-tional and working conditions of Italian theatre artists. Career pathways are thus discussed with respect to training, access to the profession, national collective agreements and actual forms of subordinate work and self-employment.

Keywords: Theatre, artistic professions, performing arts, institutionalisation

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Marco Serino, Continuity, change and transitions of artistic professions in the Italian theatre industry in "SOCIOLOGIA DEL LAVORO " 157/2020, pp 186-205, DOI: 10.3280/SL2020-157010