Dark Matter: Invisibility in Drama, Theater, and Performance by Andrew Sofer

By Andrew Sofer

Dark Matter maps the invisible size of theater whose results are felt all over in functionality. studying phenomena comparable to hallucination, offstage personality, offstage motion, sexuality, covering, expertise, and trauma, Andrew Sofer engagingly illuminates the invisible in numerous classes of postclassical western theater and drama. He finds how the invisible consistently constructions and focuses an audience’s theatrical event, no matter if it’s black magic in Doctor Faustus, offstage intercourse in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, masked girls in The Rover, self-consuming our bodies in Suddenly final Summer, or surveillance expertise in The Archbishop’s Ceiling. every one dialogue pinpoints new and extraordinary points of drama and function that get away sight. Taken jointly, Sofer’s energetic case experiences light up how darkish subject is woven into the very textile of theatrical illustration. Written in an obtainable kind and down to earth in theater reports yet interdisciplinary by means of layout, Dark Matter will attract theater and function students, literary critics, scholars, and theater practitioners, rather playwrights and directors.

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