9781137302274

Theatre and Violence

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  • ISBN13:

    9781137302274

  • ISBN10:

    1137302275

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-07-26
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Summary

If violence is a terrible thing, why do we watch it? Nevitt explores the use of violence in theatre and its effect on spectators. Critically engaging with examples of stage combat, rape, terrorism, wrestling and historical re-enactments, she argues that studying violence through theatre can be part of a desire to create a more peaceful world.

Author Biography

LUCY NEVITT is Senior Lecturer in Drama, University of the West of England. She has published a wide range of articles and papers and was Secretary of the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat until 2010.

Table of Contents

Series Editors' Preface
Foreword by Catherine Cusack

Introduction: Two Examples of Spectating Violence

1. Thinking about Theatre and Violence

2. Spectatorship

3. Cause and Effect

4. The Act of Showing: Performativity and Ideology

5. History and Canonical Violence

6. Actuality and Simulation

7. Beyond Performance

Conclusion
Further Reading
Acknowledgements
Index

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