New PDF release: Metatheater and Modernity: Baroque and Neobaroque

By Mary Ann Frese Witt

Metatheater and Modernity: Baroque and Neobaroque is the 1st paintings to hyperlink the learn of metatheater with the techniques of baroque and neobaroque. Arguing that the onset of ecu modernity within the early 17th century and either the modernist and the postmodernist sessions of the 20 th century witnessed a flourishing of the phenomenon of theater that displays on itself as theater, the writer reexamines the strategies of metatheater, baroque, and neobaroque via a pairing and shut research of 17th and 20th century performs. The comparisons comprise Jean Rotrou’s The actual Saint Genesius with Jean-Paul Sartre’s Kean and Jean Genet’s The Blacks; Pierre Corneille’s L’Illusion comique with Tony Kushner’s The Illusion; Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s The Impresario with Luigi Pirandello’s theater-in-theater trilogy; Shakespeare’s Hamlet with Pirandello’s Henry IV and Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead; Molière’s Impromptu de Versailles with “impromptus” through Jean Cocteau, Jean Giraudoux, and Eugène Ionesco. Metatheater and Modernity also examines the function of know-how within the growing and breaking of illusions in either centuries. unlike prior paintings on metatheater, it emphasizes the metatheatrical position of comedy. Metatheater, the writer concludes, is either functionality and performative: it accomplishes a perceptual transformation in its viewers either through protecting theater and exposing the illusory caliber of the realm outside.

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