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The nervous stage : nineteenth-century neuroscience and the birth of modern theater

Author: Matthew Wilson Smith
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Modernist literature & culture
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Nervous Stage examines the relations between theatrical practices and the scientific study of the nervous system.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Wilson Smith
ISBN: 9780190644086 0190644087
OCLC Number: 989047708
Description: xiii, 221 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The emptying of gesture: neurology and the British romantic stage --
From gestures to nerves: Woyzeck and the Barbel fish --
The nervous system: melodrama, railway trauma, and systemic risk --
The inner drama of the body: Wagner's neural aesthetics --
Theater's revenge: Charcot and the Grand Guignol --
The prison-house of nerves: Zola and Strindberg --
Conclusion: nervous hermeneutics and the theater of cruelty.
Series Title: Modernist literature & culture
Responsibility: Matthew Wilson Smith.

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