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Title Comedy and the public sphere [electronic resource] : the rebirth of theatre as comedy and the genealogy of the modern public arena / Arpad Szakolczai.
Publication Info. New York : Routledge, 2013.

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Description 1 online resource.
Series Routledge studies in social and political thought ; 77.
Note Description based on print version record.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Introduction -- The public sphere as a theatrical arena of mocking contest: comedy, mask, laughter. The public and its masks: permanent hyper-critique and hypocritical performance -- Nietzsche's intuitions: from theatre through humanist philology to Richard Wagner, or the genealogy of the modern world as stage -- Ridiculing as public weapon -- The rebirth of theatre as comedy out of the spirit of the Byzantium -- The Byzantine spirit and its sources. Transmitting, receiving and nurturing the Byzantine spirit -- The rise of theatre in Venice -- The effect mechanism of Commedia dell'Arte: visions and realities of commedification -- Commedia dell'Arte: schismogenic sub-plots and irresistible stock-types -- Shakespeare: the tragedy of world history being a comedy -- Representing representation: visionary images of Commedia dell'Arte -- The rebirth of Commedia dell'Arte as the Avant-garde. The rebirth of Pierrot as suffering victim -- Obsessed with Paris and public fame: Richard Wagner, the mimomaniac revolutionary -- Pierrot and Pulcinella in between Paris and Petersburg: the Avant-Garde of Diaghilev and Meyerhold -- Conclusion.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Theater -- Europe -- History.
Theater and society -- Europe -- History.
Added Author Ebooks Corporation
Related To Original 9780415623919 041562391X (DLC) 2012019828
ISBN 1136172556 (electronic bk.)
9781136172557 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # EBC1101410
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