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Tragicomedy and Contemporary Culture: Play and Performance from Beckett to Shepard (Edinburgh Studies in Culture and Society)

by John Orr (author)
Paperback | English
This study examines the historical relationship between tragicomedy in the modernist theatre and the performative culture of Western consumer societies. While discussing a wide range of playwrights, it focusses specifically on the work of Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter and Sam Shepard. Their plays, it is argued, illuminate the forms of pleasure, fear, performance and corruption which dominate our daily lives. Tragicomedy is seen as unique becua...
This study examines the historical relationship between tragicomedy in the modernist theatre and the performative culture of Western consumer societies. While discussing a wide range of playwrights, it focusses specifically on the work of Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter and Sam Shepard. Their plays, it is argued, illuminate the forms of pleasure, fear, performance and corruption which dominate our daily lives. Tragicomedy is seen as unique becuae of the existential playfulness and confusion of its protagonists, and because of its muted vision of apocalypse in the nuclear age.
ISBN-10: 0333536975
ISBN-13: 9780333536971
Author: Orr, John
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: 1991-09-23
Language: English
Edition: 1991
Page Count: 176
ISBN-10: 0333536975
ISBN-13: 9780333536971
Author: Orr, John
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: 1991-09-23
Language: English
Edition: 1991
Page Count: 176
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ISBN-10: 0333536975
ISBN-13: 9780333536971
Author: Orr, John
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: 1991-09-23
Language: English
Edition: 1991
Page Count: 176
ISBN-10: 0333536975
ISBN-13: 9780333536971
Author: Orr, John
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: 1991-09-23
Language: English
Edition: 1991
Page Count: 176
This study examines the historical relationship between tragicomedy in the modernist theatre and the performative culture of Western consumer societies. While discussing a wide range of playwrights, it focusses specifically on the work of Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter and Sam Shepard. Their plays, it is argued, illuminate the forms of pleasure, fear, performance and corruption which dominate our daily lives. Tragicomedy is seen as unique becua...
This study examines the historical relationship between tragicomedy in the modernist theatre and the performative culture of Western consumer societies. While discussing a wide range of playwrights, it focusses specifically on the work of Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter and Sam Shepard. Their plays, it is argued, illuminate the forms of pleasure, fear, performance and corruption which dominate our daily lives. Tragicomedy is seen as unique becuae of the existential playfulness and confusion of its protagonists, and because of its muted vision of apocalypse in the nuclear age.
This study examines the historical relationship between tragicomedy in the modernist theatre and the performative culture of Western consumer societies. While discussing a wide range of playwrights, it focusses specifically on the work of Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter and Sam Shepard. Their plays, it is argued, illuminate the forms of pleasure, fear, performance and corruption which dominate our daily lives. Tragicomedy is seen as unique becuae of the existential playfulness and confusion of its protagonists, and because of its muted vision of apocalypse in the nuclear age.

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