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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc
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|ISBN:||0415180597 9780415180597 0415180600 9780415180603|
|Description:||x, 396 pages ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||Introduction. Theatre and identity : theatre as a liminal space --
Ritual theatre. The tragic hero ; The magic body --
Theatrum vitae humanae. Theatre as laboratory : man as experiment ; The seducer, the martyr and the fool : theatrical archetypes in the Siglo de oro ; Mask and mirror ; From the theatrical to social role-play --
The rise of the middle classes and the theatre of illusion. The middle-class family ; The mutilated individual ; Symbol of the species --
Dramatising the identity crisis. The enigmatic personality ; Identity and history ; The fall of the bourgeois myths ; The completion and end of the bourgeois theatre of illusion --
Theatre of the "new man." The re-theatricalisation of theatre as negation of the individual ; Beyond the individual ; Dismemberment and rebirth.
|Other Titles:||Geschichte des Dramas.|
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