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Eroticism and Death in Theatre and Performance
Eroticism and Death in Theatre and Performance

Eroticism and Death in Theatre and Performance


256 Pages, 6.25 x 9.25

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Trade Paper, $37.95 (US $37.95) (CA $41.95)

Publication Date: October 2010

ISBN 9781902806921

Rights: WOR X UK & EUR

University Hertfordshire Press (Oct 2010)
University Of Hertfordshire Press


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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.

Author Biography

Karoline Gritzner is a lecturer in drama at the University of Aberystwyth and the author of Theatre of Catastrophe: New Essays on Howard Barker.