Theater & Propaganda

Theater & Propaganda

by George H. Szanto


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Defining propaganda as a form of "activated ideology," George H. Szanto discusses the distortion of information that occurs in dramatic literature in its stage, film, and television forms.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780292737341
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 09/01/2011
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

George H. Szanto is Professor Emeritus of Communications, McGill University, Montreal. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1988.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Chapter One. Polemical Introduction
  • Chapter Two. Information, Distortion, Propaganda: Control Factors in Technological Societies
  • Chapter Three. Three Theaters of Propaganda
  • Chapter Four. Class Struggle and Late-Medieval Integration Propaganda in the Wakefield Mystery Cycle
  • Chapter Five. Samuel Beckett and Dramatic Possibilities in an Age of Technological Retention
  • Appendix. Contradiction and Demystification: Some Directions for Future Analyses
  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index

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