The Death of Character: Perspectives on Theater after Modernism

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Index
Abdoh, Reza, 12, 99-100, 134-36
Abel, Lionel, 202n.48
Abrams, M. H., 44
Acker, Kathy, 2, 114-16, 123, 213n.33
Act Up, 15
Aeschylus, 181
Agnew, Jean-Christophe, 129
AIDS Quilt, as cultural performance, 15, 194-97
Akalaitis, JoAnne: production of Henry IV, 2; production of Cymbeline, 2, 185-93; and landscape staging, 100-101; writing and direction of Dead End Kids, 111-12; and female theater of obscenity, 124; deconstruction of classic texts in works of, 166
Alcestis (Wilson, 1986), 80, 97-99, 178-83, 212n.25
Allegory: and character in modern drama, 32, 33; modernist mysterium and revival of, 3839, 40, 42, 48, 49, 50, 205n.37; and Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, 66; use of term, 202n.45; critical reconsideration of since 1960s, 204n.20; deconstructionist view of, 204n.21; distinction between typology and, 204n.22; progress as narrative form of medieval, 204n.27
Althusser, Louis, 18
America Play, The (Parks), 104-105
Anderson, Laurie, 8, 181, 182
Angels in America, 18
Antigme (Sophocles), 23Architecture, postmodernism and, 2, 145-46, 166, 171
Aristotle, 8, 22-24, 175-76
Armstrong, Gordon S., 212n.25
Art and the Actor (Chin), 78-79
Artaud, Antonin, 42-44, 69, 147, 150-51
Atlan, Liliane, 205n.31
Atlas (Monk, 1991), 101
Augustine, 150
Austin, Gayle, 79
Austin, J. L., 150, 215n.17
Avant-garde, use of term, 9
Bakhtin, Mikhail, 214n.38
Balcony, The (Genet), 164-65
Barish, Jonas, 124
Barnes, Clive, 189
Barnes, Djuna, 79
Barthes, Roland, 3, 63
Bataille, Georges, 121, 124
Baudrillard, Jean, 3, 150-51
Baxandall, Lee, 205n.40
Beaumarchais, Pierre-Augustin, 165-69
Beck, Julian, 69, 70, 84, 89
Beckett, Samuel: and mysterium as genre, 46; Mabou Mines’s productions of works of, 71, 173; and sense of presence in Krapp’s Last Tape, 75-76; and landscape staging, 92-93; character in works of, 170, 173; and 19th-century symbolism, 205-206n.47
Belfiore, Elizabeth, 24
Benjamin, Walter: on spectator/spectacle relations in theater, 13, 14, 138, 140-41; on allegory, 39, 202n.45; on “aura” of site, 194
Bergman, Ingmar, 183
Berkoff, Steven, 185
Beyer, Edvard, 61
Birth of the Poet, The (Acker, 1985), 114-16, 123
Birth of Tragedy, The (Nietzsche), 28-29, 64, 208n.38
Blind, The (Maeterlinck), 96
Bochum Schauspielhaus, 136
Bogart, Anne, 100
Borden, Lizzie, 119
Bouchor, Maurice, 36
Bourdieu, Pierre, 125, 214n.38
Bowness, Alan, 49
Brace-Up! (Wooster Group), 4
Bradbrook, M. C., 61
Braidotti, Rosi, 156-57
Brandes, Georg, 64
Brecht, Bertolt: on character, 32-33, 34, 35, 17172; and modernist mysterium, 44-46; on “literarization” of theater, 75, 209n.22; on traditional theater as “culinary,” 131, 138, 140; and performance consciousness, 167
Breuer, Lee, 71, 101, 166, 173
Brook, Peter, 69, 70, 175

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Drama and Performance Studies ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction 1
  • Part I- Modern after Modernism 19
  • 1- The Rise and Fall of the Character Named Character 21
  • 2- Pattern over Character the Modern Mysterium 36
  • 3- Counter-Stagings Ibsen against the Grain 52
  • Part II- Theater after Modernism 67
  • 4- Signaling through the Signs 69
  • 5- Another Version of Pastoral 92
  • 6- When Bad Girls Play Good Theaters 108
  • 7- Theater as Shopping 128
  • 8- Postmodernism and the Scene of Theater 144
  • Reviews and Articles 1979-1993 Reports from an Emerging Culture 159
  • Notes 199
  • Index 218
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