Theatre and Death

Theatre and Death

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This new title in the Theatre And series confronts the complex relationship between theatre and death. Taking the position that all humans need to 'live' with the reality of death, Mark Robson draws on a range of examples, from Greek theatre to contemporary practitioners, in order to testify to the potency of both theatre and death in contemporary culture.

Striking and thought-provoking, this book is ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate students of theatre and performance, or English literature students with an interest in tragedy.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 111 x 178 x 2.54mm | 77.11g
  • Methuen Drama
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2019 ed.
  • X, 78 p.
  • 1352006499
  • 9781352006490
  • 2,490,847

Table of contents

The Culture of Death
Bodies and Spirits
Absent Presences
Learning How to Act
Living On
On Not Concluding.
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This book provides a compelling account of theatre's engagement with death, intermixing discussion of plays and productions with consideration of the work of key philosophers. It is a pleasure to read, and it leaves one feeling enriched. * Adrian Curtin, University of Exeter, UK *
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About Mark Robson

Mark Robson is Professor of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Dundee, UK. He is the author of around fifty articles and book chapters, including articles in Contemporary Theatre Review and Studies in Theatre and Performance.
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