Eroticism and Death in Theatre and Performance

Eroticism and Death in Theatre and Performance

Number of page: 256
Author: edited by Karoline Gritzner
Publisher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press
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Category: Literary Collections

Exploring a range of topics, including Greek tragedy, Shakespearean theater, contemporary British plays, opera, and the theatricality of Parisian culture, this compilation provides new perspectives on the relationship between Eros and Death in a series of dramatic texts, theatrical practices, and cultural performances. Detailed and analytical, these informative essays demonstrate how changing attitudes towards sexuality and death–opposed but entangled passions–were reflected in theater throughout the course of history. Psychoanalytical and philosophical models are also referenced in this work that features essays from dramatists Dic Edwards, David Ian Rabey, and David Rudkin.