Pinocchio's Progeny: Puppets, Marionettes, Automatons, and Robots in Modernist and Avant-Garde Drama (PAJ Books)

4 valoración promedio
( 7 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780801852626: Pinocchio's Progeny: Puppets, Marionettes, Automatons, and Robots in Modernist and Avant-Garde Drama (PAJ Books)

While Carlo Collodi's internationally revered Pinocchio may not have been the single source of the modernist fascination with puppets and marionettes, the book's appearance on the threshold of the modernist movement heralded a new artistic interest in the making of human likenesses. And the puppets, marionettes, and other forms that figure so vividly and provocatively in modernist and avant-garde drama can, according to Harold Segel, be regarded as Pinocchio's progeny.

Segel argues that the philosophical, social, and artistic proclivities of the modernist movement converged in the discovery of an exciting new relevance in the puppet and marionette. Previously viewed as entertainment for children and fairground audiences, puppets emerged as an integral component of the modernist vision. They became metaphors for human helplessness in the face of powerful forces―from Eros and the supernatural to history, industrial society, and national myth. Dramatists used them to satirize the tyranny of bourgeois custom and convention, to deflate the arrogance of the powerful, and to breathe new life into a theater that had become tradition-bound and commercialized.

Pinocchio's Progeny offers a broad overview of the uses of these figures in European drama from 1890 to 1935. It considers developments in France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Germany, Sweden, Russia, Poland and Czechoslovakia. In his introduction, Segel reviews the premodernist literary and dramatic treatment of the puppet and marionette from Cervantes' Don Quixote to the turn-of-the- century European cabaret. His epilogue considers the appearance of puppets and marionettes in postmodern European and American drama by examining works by such dramatists as Jean-Claude Van Itallie, Heiner Müller, and Tadeusz Kantor.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

About the Author:

Harold B. Segel is professor of Slavic and comparative literature at Columbia University. His many books include the two-volume Turn-of-the-Century Cabaret, Renaissance Culture in Poland, and Twentieth-Century Russian Drama, the latter available from Johns Hopkins.

Review:

Excellent critical analyses... Pinocchio's Progeny should have wide appeal to theater professionals and certainly shoud be on the shelf of all puppeteers, amatuer or professional. A number of explanatory notes, some illustrations, an excellent bibliography, and a useful index contribute to the value of this uniquely inmportant study.

(Günter Berghauds Oxford Journal)

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Comprar nuevo Ver libro

Gastos de envío: EUR 16,98
De Estados Unidos de America a España

Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Añadir al carrito

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Segel, Harold B.
Editorial: Johns Hopkins University Press (1995)
ISBN 10: 0801852625 ISBN 13: 9780801852626
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 2
Librería
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110801852625

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 60,12
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 16,98
De Estados Unidos de America a España
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Segel, Harold B.
Editorial: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN 10: 0801852625 ISBN 13: 9780801852626
Nuevos PAPERBACK Cantidad: 1
Librería
BennettBooksLtd
(Covington, KY, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Johns Hopkins University Press. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0801852625 New. Looks like an interesting title, learn more! We provide domestic tracking upon request. We provide personalized customer service and want you to have a great experience purchasing from us. 100% satisfaction guaranteed and thank you for your consideration. Nº de ref. de la librería S-0801852625

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 112,18
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 27,14
De Estados Unidos de America a España
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Professor Harold B. Segel
Editorial: The Johns Hopkins University Press (1995)
ISBN 10: 0801852625 ISBN 13: 9780801852626
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0801852625

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 152,31
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 11,89
De Estados Unidos de America a España
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío