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Theater as Metaphor.


Theater as Metaphor

Edited by Elena Penskaya and Joachim Kupper

De Gruyter


267 pages




In 16 papers from a conference on theater as metaphor in Cologne, Germany during June 2018, scholars of literature and theater look at early modern variations, the Romantic turn, and 20th-century experimentation and theoretical exploration. Among their topics are literal and figurative uses of the picaro: graded salience in 17th-century picaresque narrations, the conceptualization of the world as stage in Colder n and Cervantes: Christian didacticism and its ironic rebuttal, the king as "maker" of theater: le ballet de la nuit and Louis XIV, theatrical metaphor and the discourse of history: Nikolai Karamzin, and the theater of the absurd and the absurdity of theater: the early plays of Beckett and Ionesco. (Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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