Automata and Mimesis on the Stage of Theatre History

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The automaton, known today as the robot, can be seen as a metaphor for the historical period in which it is explored. Chapters include examinations of Iconoclasm's fear that art might surpass nature, the Cartesian mind/body divide, automata as objects of courtly desire, the uncanny Olympia, and the revolutionary Robots in post-WWI drama.
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ISBN-13: 9780230232020
ISBN-10: 0230232027
Pagini: 220
Ilustrații: XI, 220 p.
Dimensiuni: 152 x 229 x 20 mm
Greutate: 0.49 kg
Ediția: 2011
Editura: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Colecția Palgrave Macmillan
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom


List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction Reformation Iconoclasm Descartes' Mimetic Faculty From Aristocrats to Autocrats: The Elite as Automata Olympia's Legacy Death of the Automaton, Birth of the Robot Draft Epilogue Bibliography Index

Notă biografică

KARA REILLY is a Lecturer at the University of Birmingham, UK. She is a theatre historian, theorist and dramaturg. Her work has appeared in New Theatre Quarterly, American Drama, Theatre Journal and Contemporary Theatre Review. This is her first book.