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The Resource Character's theater : genre and identity on the eighteenth-century English stage, Lisa A. Freeman

Character's theater : genre and identity on the eighteenth-century English stage, Lisa A. Freeman

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Character's theater : genre and identity on the eighteenth-century English stage
Title
Character's theater
Title remainder
genre and identity on the eighteenth-century English stage
Statement of responsibility
Lisa A. Freeman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "If the whole world acted the player, how did the player act the world? In Character's Theater, Lisa A. Freeman uses this question to test recent critical discussion of eighteenth-century literature and culture. Much current work, she observes, focuses on the concept of theatricality as both the governing metaphor of social life and a primary filter of psychic perception. Hume's "theater of the mind," Adam Smith's "impartial spectator," and Diderot's "tableaux" are all invoked by theorists to describe a process whereby the private individual comes to internalize theatrical logic and apprehend the self as other
  • To them theatricality is a critical mechanism of modern subjectivity but one that needs to be concealed if the subject's stability is to be maintained."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Freeman, Lisa A
Dewey number
822/.50927
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS708.C47
LC item number
F74 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English drama
  • Characters and characteristics in literature
  • Literary form
  • Identity (Psychology) in literature
  • Group identity in literature
  • Literary form
Label
Character's theater : genre and identity on the eighteenth-century English stage, Lisa A. Freeman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [275]-290) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
47289583
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9780812236392
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001041543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Character's theater : genre and identity on the eighteenth-century English stage, Lisa A. Freeman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [275]-290) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
47289583
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9780812236392
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001041543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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