Murder by accident : medieval theater, modern media, critical intentions (eBook, 2009) [WorldCat.org]
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Murder by accident : medieval theater, modern media, critical intentions

Author: Jody Enders
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Over fifty years ago, it became unfashionable-even forbidden-for students of literature to talk about an author's intentions for a given work. In Murder by Accident, Jody Enders boldly resurrects the long-disgraced concept of intentionality, especially as it relates to the theater. Drawing on four fascinating medieval events in which a theatrical performance precipitated deadly consequences, Enders contends that the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Enders, Jody, 1955-
Murder by accident.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008048165
(OCoLC)262429440
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jody Enders
ISBN: 9780226207858 0226207854 1282239562 9781282239562 9786612239564 6612239565
OCLC Number: 434595786
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 285 pages)
Contents: Introduction: doing theater justice --
Back to the medieval future --
Behind the seen: all hell breaks loose --
The final run-through --
Fear of imminence and virtual ethics: staging rape in the Middle Ages --
Killing himself by accident: of broken frames, mimetic blindness, and a dance of death --
Entr'acte: this fallacy which is not one --
The theater and its trouble --
The theatrical contract --
In flagrante theatro --
Theater nullification --
Talk-back: black box and idiot box --
Appendix: original documents in French and Latin.
Responsibility: Jody Enders.
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Drawing on four medieval events in which a theatrical performance precipitated deadly consequences, this book contends that the marginalization of intention in critical discourse is a mirror for the  Read more...

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