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Published: 17 June 2014

304 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198701613

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Inventing the Spectator

Subjectivity and the Theatrical Experience in Early Modern France

Joseph Harris

  • Provides a new perspective on a key period of European theatre
  • Synthesises a wide range of material, both familiar and unfamiliar, spanning three centuries
  • Offers an in-depth critical engagement with the writings of five major thinkers, interspersed with discussion of three key themes
  • Reconstructs a historically informed theory of theatre reception from early modern material
  • Grounds dramatic theory in psychology and interrogates its underlying theories