Metatheater And Modernity: Baroque And Neobaroque by Mary Ann Frese WittMetatheater And Modernity: Baroque And Neobaroque by Mary Ann Frese Witt

Metatheater And Modernity: Baroque And Neobaroque

byMary Ann Frese Witt

Paperback | July 9, 2014

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Metatheater and Modernity is the first book to link the concept of metatheater with those of baroque and neobaroque. It refines and probes these concepts through close analyses and comparisons of seventeenth with twentieth-century plays. Authors discussed include Rotrou, Sartre, Genet, Corneille, Kushner, Bernini, Shakespeare, Pirandello, Stoppard, Molière, Giraudoux, Ionesco.
Mary Ann Frese Witt received her PhD in Comparative Literature from Harvard University and is now professor emerita at North Carolina State University.
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Title:Metatheater And Modernity: Baroque And NeobaroqueFormat:PaperbackDimensions:202 pages, 8.94 × 6.12 × 0.6 inPublished:July 9, 2014Publisher:Fairleigh Dickinson University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1611477301

ISBN - 13:9781611477306

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1: From Saint Genesius to Saint Genet: Actors, Martyrs, and Metatheater Chapter 2: La Comédie des comédiens and the Defense of Theatrical Illusion Chapter 3: La commedia da fare: Baroque and Neobaroque Metatheater in Bernini and Pirandello Chapter 4: Hamlets and Meta-Hamlets: Shakespeare, Pirandello, Stoppard Chapter 5: Metatheater as Manifesto: The Impromptu Epilogue About the Author Bibliography

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[T]here are a few scholars more equipped than Mary Ann Frese Witt to lead the reader through the complex web of scholarship on metatheater and to break new ground on the subject. ... She takes into account every major study on metatheater since the birth of the term, and thus provides the reader with the most useful, accessible, and up-to-date bibliography for anyone working on the topic. Metatheater and Modernity: Baroque and Neobaroque is a necessary read for scholars working on the baroque and its twentieth-century legacy, or any student or scholar of theater history. ... [A]n innovative, passionate, and well-organized book.