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Railway travel in modern theatre : transforming the space and time of the stage

Author: Kyle Gillette
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Early in the 20th century, breakthroughs explored the mechanical rhythms and perceptual effects of railway travel to investigate history, technology, and motion. By analyzing theatrical representations of railway travel, this book argues that modern theatre's perceptual, historical and social productions of space and time were stretched by theatre's attempts to stage the locomotive"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Gillette, Kyle, 1979-
Railway travel in modern theatre
(DLC) 2014012216
(OCoLC)869265517
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kyle Gillette
ISBN: 9781476616063 147661606X
OCLC Number: 879575955
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Theatre and locomotion --
Upholstered realism and the great futurist railroad --
The upholstered realism of Henrik Ibsen --
F.T. Marinetti's "Great futurist railroad" --
Loco motion : railway perception, relativity and the stage --
Stanisław Witkiewicz's The crazy locomotive --
Staging relativity : Robert Wilson's Einstein on the beach --
History, the railroad and political theatre --
The locomotive technology of epic theatre : Erwin Piscator's Adventures of the good soldier Schwejk --
Locomotion after Auschwitz : Armand Gatti's Seven possibilities for train 713 departing from Auschwitz --
Locomotive social space on the American stage --
The American train of thought : Thornton Wilder's Pullman car Hiawatha --
In the flying underbelly of the city : Amiri Baraka's Dutchman.
Responsibility: Kyle Gillette.

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Railway travel has definitely influenced modern theatre's sense of space and time. By analysing theatrical representations of railway travel, this book argues that modern theatre's perceptual,  Read more...

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