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Author by : Jody Enders Languange Used : en Release Date : 2002 Publisher by : Cornell University Press ISBN : 0801487838 File Size : 42,5 Mb Total Download : 364
Why did medieval dramatists weave so many scenes of torture into their plays? Exploring the cultural connections among rhetoric, law, drama, literary creation, and violence, Jody Enders addresses an issue that has long troubled students of the Middle Ages. Theories of rhetoric and law of the time reveal, she points out, that the ideology of torture was a widely accepted means for exploiting such essential elements of the stage and stagecraft as dramatic verisimilitude, pity, fear, and catharsis to fabricate truth. Analyzing the consequences of torture for the history of aesthetics in general a
Author by : Albert Bermel Languange Used : en Release Date : 2014-05-20 Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing ISBN : 9781408118023 File Size : 51,7 Mb Total Download : 846
The definitive guide to the life and work of Antonin Artaud Antonin Artaud's theatre of cruelty is one of the most vital forces in world theatre, yet the concept is one of the most frequently misunderstood. In this incisive study, Albert Bermel looks closely at Artaud's work as a playwright, director, actor, designer, producer and critic, and provides a fresh insight into his ideas, innovations and, above all, his writings. Tracing the theatre of cruelty's origins in earlier dramatic conventions, tribal rituals of cleansing, transfiguration and exaltation, and in related arts such as film and
Author by : Ian Buruma Languange Used : en Release Date : 2014-09-16 Publisher by : New York Review of Books ISBN : 9781590178126 File Size : 51,8 Mb Total Download : 607
Winner of the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. Ian Buruma is fascinated, he writes, “by what makes the human species behave atrociously.” In Theater of Cruelty the acclaimed author of The Wages of Guilt and Year Zero: A History of 1945 once again turns to World War II to explore that question—to the Nazi occupation of Paris, the Allied bombing of German cities, the international controversies over Anne Frank’s diaries, Japan’s militarist intellectuals and its kamikaze pilots. One way that people respond to power and cruelty, Buruma argues, is through art, an
Author by : Antonin Artaud Languange Used : en Release Date : 1958 Publisher by : Grove Press ISBN : 0802150306 File Size : 46,7 Mb Total Download : 361
A collection of manifestos originally published in 1938, in which the French artist and philosopher attacks conventional assumptions about the drama, and calls for the influx of irrational material - based on dreams, religion, and emotion - in order to make the theater vital for modern audiences.