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Author Page, Philippa

Title Politics and Performance in Post-Dictatorship Argentine
Published Woodbridge : Boydell & Brewer, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (202 pages)
Series Monografías A ; v.301
Monografías A
Contents Frontcover; CONTENTS; LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INTRODUCTION; 1 'Theatre[s] of Cruelty' and Politics of Performance in the Work of 'Teatrista' Eduardo Pavlovsky and Filmmaker Fernando E. Solanas; 2 De-mythifying the Postmodern 'Opium of the People': Theatre and Cinema versus Television; 3 'Metáforas del Fracaso' or 'a Family Romance'? Resuscitating Aesthetic Lineages; 4 Biodramas/Biography/Biopolitics: Projects of 'Convivencia' in New Argentine Cinema and Theatre; CONCLUSION; FILMOGRAPHY; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX; Backcover
Summary This comparative study examines the strategies of re-politicization and socialization employed in contemporary Argentine film and theatre produced in the wake of the 1976-83 dictatorship. It focuses on the socio-political facets of performance across a range of films and dramatic compositions. The book highlights the manner in which the trope of performance represents the place in which film and theatre experiment with generic and mediatic hybridization
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-182) and index
Includes filmography: pages 170-172
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Subject Motion pictures -- Political aspects -- Argentina -- History.
Theater -- Political aspects -- Argentina -- History -- 20th century.
Argentina -- Politics and government -- 1955-
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1782040064