The Theatre of Death - the Uncanny in Mimesis: Tadeusz Kantor, Aby Warburg, and an Iconology of the Actor

Twitchin, Mischa. 2016. The Theatre of Death - the Uncanny in Mimesis: Tadeusz Kantor, Aby Warburg, and an Iconology of the Actor. London: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781137478719 [Book]

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This book explores the twofold analogy of its very title: as theatre is to the uncanny, so death is to mimesis. How and why have modernist theatre artists (from Craig to Castellucci) conceived of the actor in the image of the dead, as distinct from their appearing “lifelike” on stage? In its archival and theoretical “afterlife” (distinct from its supposed ephemerality), how does this art of theatre (as that “of death”) become imaginable through an iconology of the actor? How does this specific possibility of theatre become thinkable through a dialogue between Tadeusz Kantor and Aby Warburg?

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Book

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Theatre and Performance (TAP)

Date:

June 2016

Item ID:

19609

Date Deposited:

19 Sep 2017 13:04

Last Modified:

03 Dec 2020 14:56

URI:

https://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/19609

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