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Fangs of malice : hypocrisy, sincerity, and acting

Author: Matthew H Wikander
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2002.
Series: Studies in theatre history and culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The idea that actors are hypocrites and fakes and therefore dangerous to society was widespread in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Fangs of Malice examines the equation between the vice of hypocrisy and the craft of acting as it appears in antitheatrical tracts, in popular and high culture, and especially in plays of the period. Rousseau and others argue that actors, expert at seeming other than they are,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Wikander, Matthew H.
Fangs of malice.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2002
(DLC) 2001055640
(OCoLC)48449926
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew H Wikander
ISBN: 1587294176 9781587294174
OCLC Number: 56109568
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 238 pages).
Contents: Prologue. The Actor as Hypocrite --
Act One. They Dress Up --
Scene One. As Secret as Maidenhead --
Scene Two. Putting on the Cloth --
Scene Three. Humanizing the Fop --
Act Two. They Lie --
Scene One. Rousseau and the Cult of Sincerity --
Scene Two. Playing Joseph Surface --
Scene Three. Ibsen's Small Stage of Fools --
Scene Four. Princely Hypocrite --
Act Three. They Drink --
Scene One. The Tavern --
Scene Two. Liberty Hall --
Scene Three. Harry Hope's Saloon --
Scene Four. Contested Sites --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Studies in theatre history and culture.
Responsibility: Matthew H. Wikander.

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The idea that actors were hypocrites and fakes and therefore dangerous to society was widespread in the 17th and 18th centuries. This work examines the equation between the vice of hypocrisy and the  Read more...
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