Death in Modern Theatre : Stages of Mortality Hardback
Part of the Theatre: Theory - Practice - Performance series
Death in modern theatre offers a unique account of modern Western theatre, focusing on the ways in which dramatists and theatre-makers have explored historically informed ideas about death and dying in their work.
It investigates the opportunities theatre affords to reflect on the end of life in a compelling and socially meaningful fashion. In a series of interrelated, mostly chronological, micronarratives beginning in the late nineteenth century and ending in the early twenty-first century, this book considers how and why death and dying are represented at certain historical moments using dramaturgy and aesthetics that challenge audiences' conceptions, sensibilities, and sense-making faculties.
It includes a mix of well-known and lesser-known plays from an international range of dramatists and theatre-makers, and offers original interpretations through close reading and performance analysis. -- .
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 272 pages, 16 black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Manchester University Press
- Publication Date: 15/02/2019
- Category: Theatre studies
- ISBN: 9781526124708