Automata and Mimesis on the Stage of Theatre History

Automata and Mimesis on the Stage of Theatre History

by K. Reilly

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349312436
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2011
Edition description: 1st ed. 2011
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x (d)

About the Author

KARA REILLY is a Lecturer at the University of Birmingham, UK. She is a theatre historian, theorist and dramaturg. Her work has appeared in New Theatre Quarterly, American Drama, Theatre Journal and Contemporary Theatre Review.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Reformation Iconoclasm
Descartes' Mimetic Faculty
From Aristocrats to Autocrats: The Elite as Automata
Olympia's Legacy
Death of the Automaton, Birth of the Robot Draft
Epilogue
Bibliography
Index

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