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God and Mystery in Words: Experience through Metaphor and Drama

David Brown

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231836
eISBN:
9780191716201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231836.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book uses the way in which poetry and drama have in the past opened people to the possibility of religious experience as a launching pad for advocating less wooden approaches to Christian ... More


‘The Truth of Masks’

Lawrence Danson

in Wilde's Intentions: The Artist in his Criticism

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198186281
eISBN:
9780191674488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186281.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter analyses Oscar Wilde's essay of dramatic theory entitled The Truth of Masks. It discusses a cross-dressed production of As You Like It and a novel about cross-dressing, Mademoiselle de ... More


Introduction

Joseph Harris

in Inventing the Spectator: Subjectivity and the Theatrical Experience in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780198701613
eISBN:
9780191771453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701613.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The introduction explains the corpus, methodology, and rationale of the study. It clarifies key terms and concepts, raising some of the key questions that subsequent chapters will address. In ... More


Cartesian Plots, Dramatic Theory, and Emotional Wonder

R. Darren Gobert

in The Mind-Body Stage: Passion and Interaction in the Cartesian Theater

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804786386
eISBN:
9780804788267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786386.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter concerns playwriting and dramatic theory after Descartes. It demonstrates how the much-discussed problem of dramatic catharsis originates in an incommensurability produced by ... More


The Mind-Body Stage: Passion and Interaction in the Cartesian Theater

R. Darren Gobert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804786386
eISBN:
9780804788267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786386.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book explores theater history's unexamined importance to Cartesian philosophy alongside Descartes's unexamined impact on theatre history. Put another way, it provides a new reading of mind-body ... More


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