Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History

On the Uses of the Fantastic in Modern Theatre

Cocteau, Oedipus, and the Monster

Authors: Eynat-Confino, I.

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The book reveals how the fantastic is used in modern theatre as a manipulative device to encode the unspeakable and control audience response, challenging conventional readings of all authors who use the fantastic.

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IRENE EYNAT-CONFINO is Associate Professor, Department of Theatre Studies, Tel-Aviv University, Israel.

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"Who are the monsters in Jean Cocteau s Infernal Machine ? Eynat-Confino s absorbing study gives us all facets of this central theme of Cocteau s modern classic and the ways monstrosity relates to Cocteau s self image as homosexual and poet. A must read for readers interested in Cocteau, modern French theater, and gender and gay studies. " - John M Clum, Professor of Theater Studies and English Duke University and author of Still Acting Gay: Male Homosexuality in Modern Drama and Something for the Boys: Musical Theater and Gay Culture


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
On the Uses of the Fantastic in Modern Theatre
Book Subtitle
Cocteau, Oedipus, and the Monster
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-61696-7
DOI
10.1057/9780230616967
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-60821-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-37496-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 198
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