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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Wikander, Matthew H.
Fangs of malice.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2002
|Material Type:||Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Matthew H Wikander
|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 --
|Series Title:||Studies in theatre history and culture.|
|Responsibility:||Matthew H. Wikander.|
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 craft of acting in anti-theatrical tracts, in popular and high culture, and plays of the period.
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