Dramas of Culture: Theory, History, Performance (TEXTURES: Philosophy / Literature / Culture)
Dramas of Culture: Theory, History, Performance (TEXTURES: Philosophy / Literature / Culture)
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Title: Dramas of Culture: Theory, History, Performance (TEXTURES: Philosophy / Literature / Culture)
ISBN10: 0739124102
ISBN13: 978-0739124109
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Pages: 258 pages
Publisher: Lexington Books (October 8, 2008)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1607 kb
Size epub: 1785 kb
Rating: 3.6 ✪
Votes: 291
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: Performing Arts
Dramas of Culture is shaped by twelve carefully interwoven interdisciplinary essays on the role of performance as inscribed within contemporary cultural debate. Part One addresses the recent cultural turn in scholarship and public affairs and offers three provocative discussions of its genealogy, goals, and shortcomings. Underpinning these arguments are the key dramatic elements of language, performativity, and spectacle. Part Two stresses the constitutive roles of scene and setting, melodrama, and tragic conflict for literary theory, political thought, and dialectical philosophy, each with direct bearings on contemporary cultural studies. Parts Three and Four turn to the intellectual and cultural significance of specific plays in the Western repertoire. Part Three examines several major efforts to rethink the nature of tragedy as a dramatic genre, emphasizing its capacity to reveal the fragility and provisionality of culture, while Part Four focuses on prominent examples of the shifting relations among drama, history, and processes of cultural change.