The automaton, known today as the robot, can be seen as a metaphor for the historical period in which it is explored. Chapters include examinations of Iconoclasm's fear that art might surpass nature, the Cartesian mind/body divide, automata as objects of courtly desire, the uncanny Olympia, and the revolutionary Robots in post-WWI drama.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2011|
|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
Descartes' Mimetic Faculty
From Aristocrats to Autocrats: The Elite as Automata
Death of the Automaton, Birth of the Robot Draft