Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 October 2013

208 Pages

ISBN: 9780748684892

Bookseller Code (06)

The Speech-Gesture Complex

Modernism, Theatre, Cinema

Anthony Paraskeva

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Critical Studies in Modernism Drama and Performance

  • Provides new close readings of major and neglected work by Kafka, Joyce, James, Lewis, Nabokov and Beckett, revealing their complex relations with both theatre and cinema
  • Establishes a new critical-theoretical category, and highlights an unexplored dialogue between Ibsen, Benjamin, Adorno, Griffith, Eisenstein, Chaplin, Brecht, Artaud, Lang, Meyerhold, Duse and Garbo
  • Analyses central and neglected modernist texts alongside stage productions, styles of acting, film history and performance theory

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