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Published: 01 April 2019

272 Pages | 16 black & white illustrations

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9781526124708

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Death in modern theatre

Stages of mortality

First Edition

Adrian Curtin

Published by Manchester University Press

Theatre Theory Practice Performance MUP

  • Investigates how modern drama and theatre reflects on the end of life in a compelling and socially meaningful fashion
  • Uses close reading of dramatic text, performance analysis, and theory to illuminate the relations between theatre, history, sociology, and philosophy
  • Provides a unique overview of the ways in which Western dramatists and theatre-makers from the late nineteenth century onward have explored historically informed ideas about death and dying in their work
  • Analyses a mix of well-known and lesser-known plays and performance pieces from an international range of dramatists and theatre-makers
  • Includes 16 black and white illustrations

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