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Ludics in surrealist theatre and beyond

Author: Vassiliki Rapti
Publisher: Farnham ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2013]
Series: Ashgate studies in surrealism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study reconsiders surrealist theatre specifically from the perspective of ludics -- a poetics of play and games -- an ideal approach to the surrealists, whose games blur the boundaries between the 'playful' and the 'serious.' Beginning with the surrealists' 'one-into-another' game and its illustration of Breton's ludic dramatic theory, Rapti examines the traces of this kind of game in the works of a wide  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: André Breton; André Breton; André Breton; André Breton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vassiliki Rapti
ISBN: 9781409429067 1409429067
OCLC Number: 809562464
Description: xiv, 193 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Does surrealist theatre exist? --
The surrealist game "one into another" in Nadja and Les Détraquées: reconstructing André Breton's Ludic dramatic theory --
Staging "mad love" in the théâtre Alfred Garry: Breton's Ludic dramatic theory in practice --
Staging child's play in Roger Vitrac's victor or children in power: between Paidia and Ludus --
Playing with language: Antonin Artaud's Paidia and Robert Wilson's Ludus --
Mimicry and post-surrealist Ludics in Megan Terry's "Theatre of transformations."
Series Title: Ashgate studies in surrealism.
Responsibility: Vassiliki Rapti.

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This study reconsiders Surrealist theatre specifically from the perspective of ludics-a poetics of play and games-an ideal approach to the Surrealists, whose games blur the boundaries between the  Read more...

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'Rapti (classics, Harvard) offers a dense, erudite argument that surrealist drama is not mimetic but methectic ... Summing Up: Recommended.' Choice '... reintroduces the reader to work of playwrights Read more...

 
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