Against Theatre: Creative Destructions on the Modernist Stage

Against Theatre: Creative Destructions on the Modernist Stage


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ISBN-13: 9780230537453
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 12/26/2007
Series: Performance Interventions Series
Edition description: 2006
Pages: 259
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

ARNOLD ARONSON Associate Professor of English at the University of Toronto, Canada
HERBERT BLAU Byron W. and Alice L. Lockwood Professor of the Humanities at the University of Washington, USA
ELIN DIAMOND Professor of English at Rutgers University, USA
ELINOR FUCHS Professor of Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism at the Yale School of Drama, USA
CHARLIE KEIL Associate Professor in the History Department and the Cinema Studies Programme at the University of Toronto, Canada
HERBERT LINDENBERGER Avalon Foundation Professor Humanities Emeritus at Stanford University, USA
PATRICK MCGUINNESS Fellow and Tutor in French at St. Anne's College, Oxford, UK
MARTIN PERLOFF Sadie D. Patek Professor of Emerita of Humanities at Stanford University, USA
DAVID SAVRAN Professor of Theatre at CUNY Graduate Centre, USA
JULIA STONE PETERS Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, USA
REBECCA L. WALKOWITZ Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
KIRK WILLIAMS Assistant Professor of German and Theatre Studies at Yale University, USA

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Note on the Contributors Introduction: Modernism and Anti-Theatricality; A.Ackerman & M.Puchner PART I: FRAMES Avant-Garde Scenography and the Frames of the Theatre; A.Aronson Clown Shows: Antitheatrical Theatricalism in Four Twentieth Century Plays; E.Fuchs Anti-Theatricality in Twentieth-Century Opera; H.Lindenberger 'All the Frame's a Stage': (Anti-)Theatricality and Cinematic Modernism; C.Keil PART II: MATERIALS Anti-Theatricality and the Limits of Naturalism; K.Williams Deploying/Destroying the Primitivist Body in Hurston and Brecht; E.Diamond John Cage's Living Theatre; M.Perloff Mallarmé, Maeterlinck and the Symbolist Via Negativa of Theatre; P.McGuinness PART III: VALUES Narrative Theatricality: Joseph Conrad's Drama of the Page; R.L.Walkowitz The Curse of Legitimacy; D.Savran Performing Obscene Modernism: Theatrical Censorship and the Making of Modern Drama; J.S.Peters Seeming, Seeming: the Illusion of Enough; H.Blau Index

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