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3. Society and Its Demands

3. Society and Its Demands  

John D. Lyons

in French Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777516
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199568727.003.0003
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chapter
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9780199568727
‘Society and its demands’ examines the nature of civil and religious life in seventeenth-century France and explains how French society became more open and more urbane under Henri IV. In ... More
Tragedy: A Very Short Introduction

Tragedy: A Very Short Introduction  

Adrian Poole

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775543
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802354.001.0001
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book
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9780192802354
Tragedy: A Very Short Introduction addresses questions of tragedy about belief, blame, mourning, revenge, pain, witnessing, timing, and ending and demonstrates the age-old ... More
4. Who’s to blame?

4. Who’s to blame?  

Poole Adrian

in Tragedy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775543
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802354.003.0005
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chapter
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9780192802354
Tragedy presents situations in which there is a desperate urgency to assign blame. Who is to blame for an earthquake? Where does responsibility begin and end for victims of a war, a famine, ... More
7. Words, words, words

7. Words, words, words  

Poole Adrian

in Tragedy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775543
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802354.003.0008
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chapter
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9780192802354
The state of silence can be tragic. Pain turns sound into silence and there are no right words to break the silence. There is also the silence that falls between people who ought to be able ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

David Weir

in Decadence: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2018
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Apr 2018
eISBN: 
9780190610258
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190610227.003.0001
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chapter
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9780190610227
The Introduction first considers the etymological and historical meanings of decadence. Different interpretations of the word “decadence” point to historical decline, social decay, and ... More
2. Religion and theatre

2. Religion and theatre  

Marvin Carlson

in Theatre: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781322
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199669820.003.0002
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9780199669820
‘Religion and theatre’ attempts to describe some general patterns and contrasts, and suggests some historical and geographical implications of the relationship between theatre and religion. ... More
Theatre: A Very Short Introduction

Theatre: A Very Short Introduction  

Marvin Carlson

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781322
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199669820.001.0001
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9780199669820
From before history was recorded to the present day, theatre has been a major artistic form around the world. From puppetry to mimes and street theatre, this complex art has utilized all ... More
1. What is theatre?

1. What is theatre?  

Marvin Carlson

in Theatre: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781322
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199669820.003.0001
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9780199669820
‘What is theatre?’ discusses the origins of theatre and how it has developed in numerous ways in different communities and cultures, from classical Greece to medieval Japan and Italian ... More

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