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The death and life of drama : reflections on writing and human nature

Author: Lance Lee
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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What makes a film 'work', so that audiences come away from the viewing experience refreshed and even transformed in the way they understand themselves and the world around them? This title tackles  Read more...

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Lee, Lance, 1942-
Death and life of drama.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2005
(DLC) 2004027264
(OCoLC)57010114
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lance Lee
ISBN: 0292796749 9780292796744
OCLC Number: 62762702
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 258 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Part I. Immediate issues --
1. By the ocean of time --
Time --
The argument we are caught in --
Time and drama --
Slow vs. Swift --
2. The heavy as opposed to --
The heavy vs. the exhilarating --
Freud, civilization, and the heavy --
The descent into the heavy --
3. Moral substance and ambiguity --
Morality and screenplays? --
Typing and volition in --
The heavy and moral --
But what are we morally ambiguous about? --
4. Complexity vs. Fullness --
Belief vs. disbelief: complexity --
Fullness --
Typing, volition, and fullness --
Endings --
Part II. The cooked and the raw --5. The cooked and the raw --
Cooked emotion --
The raw --
Blending the cooked and the raw --
Antecedents --
6. The smart and the dumb --
Flat and round --
Hamlet and the dumb --
John Nash and the Smart --
Plot-Handling Implications --
Part III. The lost poetics of comedy --
7. The lost poetics of comedy --
The comic universe --
Winnicott and play --
Some diagrams --
The two roads --
The bones of the comic angle of vision --
The cooked and comedy --
The new beginning in comedy --
The smart and dumb in comedy --
Part IV. The nature of dramatic action --
8. The weight of the past --
What is the past? --
High noon --
Lantana --
Wild strawberries --
Lifting weights --
9. The weight of the wrong decision --
The wrong decision in the past --
The wrong decision in the present --
True heroines and heroes and false --
10. The nature of the hero's journey --
Campbell's hero --
The dramatic hero --
1. Arresting life --2. Complying with the false --
3. Awakening --
4. Confused growth and the pursuit of error --
5. Failure of the false solution --
6. The discovery of the true Solution --
7. The heroic deed --
8. Suffering --
9. The new life --
Part V. The death and life of drama --
11. The death and life of drama --
Prometheus in Athens, gladiator in Rome --
Shakespeare in Elizabeth's London --
The argument we are having with ourselves --
Appendix: a case Study --
Ingmar Bergman's Fanny and Alexander.
Responsibility: Lance Lee.

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