Theatre and Violence

Theatre and Violence

by Lucy Nevitt

Paperback(2013)

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Overview

Theatre and Violence by Lucy Nevitt

If violence is a terrible thing, why do we watch it? Nevitt explores the use of violence in theatre and its effect on spectators. Critically engaging with examples of stage combat, rape, terrorism, wrestling and historical re-enactments, she argues that studying violence through theatre can be part of a desire to create a more peaceful world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137302274
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 07/26/2013
Series: Theatre And
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 1,279,362
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Lucy Nevitt was formerly Senior Lecturer in Theatre Studies at the University of the West of England. She trained as an actor combatant with BASSC and has published research in staged combat, sport and spectacle. She is currently working on a project investigating the connections between theatre and science.

Table of Contents

Series Editors' Preface.- Foreword by Catherine Cusack .- Introduction: Two Examples of Spectating Violence .- 1. Thinking about Theatre and Violence .- 2. Spectatorship .- 3. Cause and Effect .- 4. The Act of Showing: Performativity and Ideology .- 5. History and Canonical Violence .- 6. Actuality and Simulation .- 7. Beyond Performance .- Conclusion.- Further Reading.- Acknowledgements.- Index.

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