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Stages of Terror : Terrorism, Ideology and Coercion as Theatre History

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"Every now and then a book comes along so startling in its ingenuity, so crisp and invigorating in its perception and argument, so revealing in its investigation of its subject matter, that one is forced to reevaluate, reconsider, and restructure one s understanding and one s perspectives on theatre, discourse, and history. Such a book is Anthony Kubiak s Stages of Terror." Theatre Studies..". quite compelling. It is rich and complete while leaving plenty of room for further development... " Text and Performance QuarterlyUsing Aristotle's Poetics as its point of departure, Anthony Kubiak traces the forms or "stages" of terror as a cultural and performative principle through English Renaissance and Restoration plays, through the modern and postmodern, to contemporary terrorist "theatres.""show more

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  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 156 x 234.4 x 19.6mm | 398.12g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253206634
  • 9780253206633

Table of contents

Acknowledgments 1. Introduction A Panegyric on AristotleOs Poetics 2. Trial and Terror Medea Prima Facie 3. Trope to Tragedy Rubbing out TheatreOs Corpus 4. Gesturing through the Flames Commodification, Fetish, and Violence in Restoration Drama 5. The BodyOs Revision in the Theatre of Mind ByronOs Manfred and ShelleyOs Prometheus Unbound 6. Terminal Stages Moderism and Terror 7. Conclusion History and the Standard Deviations of Terror Notes Bibliography Indexshow more

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