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Theatre and evolution from Ibsen to Beckett

Author: Kirsten Shepherd-Barr; Noah Arlow
Publisher: New York [New York] : Columbia University Press, 2015 ©221E2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reveals the deep, transformative entanglement among science, art, and culture in modern times

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Charles Darwin
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kirsten Shepherd-Barr; Noah Arlow
ISBN: 9780231164702 023116470X 9780231538923 0231538928
OCLC Number: 953847451
Notes: Includes index
Awards: Commended for ATHE Outstanding Book Award 2017
Short-listed for British Society for Literature and Science Book Prize 2015
Description: 1 online resource (397 pages)
Contents: Preface Acknowledgments Introduction 1. "I'm Evolving!": Birds, Beasts, and Parodies 2. Confronting the Serious Side 3. "On the Contrary!": Ibsen's Evolutionary Vision 4. "Ugly... but Irresistible": Maternal Instinct on Stage 5. Edwardians and Eugenicists 6. Reproductive Issues 7. Midcentury American Engagements with Evolution 8. Beckett's "Old Muckball" Epilogue: Staging the Anthropocene Notes Index

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Shepherd-Barr's knowledge of the theater and of theater history is striking. This is manifestly original, deep scholarship. -- Christopher Collins, author of Paleopoetics: The Evolution of the Read more...

 
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