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Drama and Religion

David Brown

in God and Mystery in Words: Experience through Metaphor and Drama

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231836
eISBN:
9780191716201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231836.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explores the history of the theatre and drama and its varying relationships with religious belief. It begins in the ancient world where the term ‘liturgy’ had its origins and where one ... More


The Intimate Screen: Early British Television Drama

Jason Jacobs

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198742340
eISBN:
9780191695018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742340.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book explores the formative period of British television drama, concentrating on the years 1936–55. It examines the continuities and changes of early television drama, and the impact this had ... More


Decolonizing the Stage: Theatrical Syncretism and Post-Colonial Drama

Christopher B. Balme

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184447
eISBN:
9780191674266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184447.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This book is a major study devoted to post-colonial drama and theatre. It examines the way dramatists and directors from various countries and societies have attempted to fuse the performance idioms ... More


People of Paradox: A History of Mormon Culture

Terryl C. Givens

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167115
eISBN:
9780199785599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167115.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book is an exploration of the Mormon cultural identity that Joseph Smith and, to a lesser extent, Brigham Young founded. At the heart of their thinking were a number of dynamic tensions, or ... More


Revising Wilde: Society and Subversion in the Plays of Oscar Wilde

Sos Eltis

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121831
eISBN:
9780191671340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121831.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

This book challenges long-established views of Oscar Wilde as a dilettante and dandy, revealing him instead as a serious philosopher and social critic who used his plays to subvert the traditional ... More


Venture Funambulists: Composing Kings in Old and New Rajasthan

Jeffrey G. Snodgrass

in Casting Kings: Bards and Indian Modernity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195304343
eISBN:
9780199785063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195304349.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter presents Bhat ballads featuring linguistically talented bards who dominate and control their lords and benefactors. Bhat praise of kings and patrons in their practice as well as in their ... More


Shakespeare and the Idea of the Book

Charlotte Scott

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199212101
eISBN:
9780191705878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212101.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The ‘book’ — both material and metaphoric — is a recurring theme in William Shakespeare’s plays: it is held by Hamlet as he turns through revenge to madness; buried deep in the mudded ooze by ... More


Afterword

SWAPAN CHAKRAVORTY

in Society and Politics in the Plays of Thomas Middleton

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182665
eISBN:
9780191673856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182665.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

A recent survey of drama and society in the English Renaissance ends with applauding Thomas Middleton as ‘a master’ who ‘will take no contemporary ... More


Conclusion: A God Who Is Love

Francesca Aran Murphy

in God Is Not a Story: Realism Revisited

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199219285
eISBN:
9780191711664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219285.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Because of their descriptive cast, narrative theologies are oriented to considering the future as the most significant tense; they thus recoup the ancient Christian millennarian tradition, as it ... More


The Drama of Democratic Transitions

Laurence Whitehead

in Democratization: Theory and Experience

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253289
eISBN:
9780191600326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253285.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Proposes an interpretative framework for the comparison of democratic transitions. It argues that the complex dynamics, shifting agendas, and multiple interactions that characterize all such ... More


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