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Author Weber, Samuel, 1940-

Title Theatricality as medium / Samuel Weber
Edition First edition
Published New York : Fordham University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 408 pages)
Contents Introduction: theatricality as medium -- Theatrocracy; or surviving the break -- Technics, theatricality, installation -- Scene and screen: electronic media and theatricality / -- Antigone's Nomos -- The place of death: Oedipus at Colonus -- Storming the work: allegory and theatricality in Benjamin's Origin of the German Mourning Play -- "Ibi et ubique": the incontinent plot (Hamlet) -- Kierkegaard's Posse -- After the end: Adorno -- Psychoanalysis and theatricality -- "The virtual reality of Theater": Antonin Artaud -- Double take: acting and writing in Genet's "The strange word Urb" -- "Being ... and eXistenZ": some preliminary considerations on theatricality in film -- "War," "Terrorism," and "spectacle": on towers and caves -- Stages and plots: theatricality after September 11, 2001
Summary Ever since Aristotle's Poetics, both the theory and the practice of theater have been governed by the assumption that it is a form of representation dominated by what Aristotle calls the "mythos," or the "plot." This conception of theater has subordinated characteristics related to the theatrical medium, such as the process and place of staging, to the demands of a unified narrative. This readable, thought-provoking, and multidisciplinary study explores theatrical writings that question this aesthetical-generic conception and seek instead to work with the medium of theatric
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-400) and index
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Subject Theater -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
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