Creative Destructions on the Modernist Stage
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Against Theatre by Alan L. Ackerman
Book DescriptionAgainst Theatre shows that the most prominent writers of modern drama shared a radical rejection of the theatre as they knew it. Together with designers, composers and film makers, they plotted to destroy all existing theatres. But from their destruction emerged the most astonishing innovations of modernist theatre.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230537453
(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 19-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Shows that modernist theatre, understood sometimes as a medium, sometimes as trope or idea, reconfigures the relationships between 'actors' and 'audiences' and subjects each and every aspect of theatrical representation to question from a variety of perspectives, including aesthetic, political, legal and technical ones.
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Author Biography - Alan L. Ackerman
ARNOLD ARONSON Associate Professor of English at the University of Toronto, Canada HERBERT BLAU Byron W. and Alice L. Lockwood Professor of the Humanities at the University of Washington, USA ELIN DIAMOND Professor of English at Rutgers University, USA ELINOR FUCHS Professor of Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism at the Yale School of Drama, USA CHARLIE KEIL Associate Professor in the History Department and the Cinema Studies Programme at the University of Toronto, Canada HERBERT LINDENBERGER Avalon Foundation Professor Humanities Emeritus at Stanford University, USA PATRICK MCGUINNESS Fellow and Tutor in French at St. Anne's College, Oxford, UK MARTIN PERLOFF Sadie D. Patek Professor of Emerita of Humanities at Stanford University, USA DAVID SAVRAN Professor of Theatre at CUNY Graduate Centre, USA JULIA STONE PETERS Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, USA REBECCA L. WALKOWITZ Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA KIRK WILLIAMS Assistant Professor of German and Theatre Studies at Yale University, USA
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