Modernism and Performance: Jarry to Brecht

Modernism and Performance: Jarry to Brecht

by Olga Taxidou



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403941015
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 11/15/2007
Edition description: 2007
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

OLGA TAXIDOU is a Reader in the Department of English Literature at the University of Edinburgh, UK, where she teaches theatre and performance studies. She is the author of The Mask: A Periodical Performance by Edward Gordon Craig (1998), Tragedy, Modernity and Mourning (2004) and co-editor of Modernism: An Anthology of Sources and Documents (1998, 2002)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations.- Preface.- Acknowledgements.- Introduction: Savages, Gods, Robots and Revolutionaries.- Puppets and Actors.- The Playwright, the Director and the Actress.- ' if the words themselves could sing and shine': Poetic Drama and Theatricality.- Sada Yakko, Mitchio Ito and Mei Lan-fang: Orientalism, Interculturalism and the Performance Event.- Greeks and Other Savages: Neo-Hellenism, Primitivism and Performance.- 'The Revolution said to the Theatre....': Performance and Engagement.- Notes
.- Name Index.- Subject Index.

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Enjoyable to read, informative and illuminating.' - Jon Erickson. Ohio State University, USA

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