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Automata and Mimesis on the Stage of Theatre History

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Title: Automata and Mimesis on the Stage of Theatre History
Author: Reilly, Kara
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The automaton, known today as the robot, can be seen as a metaphor for the historical period in which it is explored. Chapters include examinations of Iconoclasm's fear that art might surpass nature, the Cartesian mind/body divide, automata as objects of courtly desire, the uncanny Olympia, and the revolutionary Robots in post-WWI drama.

Contents:
List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Reformation
Iconoclasm
Descartes' Mimetic Faculty
From Aristocrats to Autocrats: The Elite as Automata Olympia's Legacy
Death of the Automaton, Birth of the Robot
Draft Epilogue
Bibliography
Index

Author Biography: KARA REILLY is a Lecturer at the University of Birmingham, UK. She is a theatre historian, theorist and dramaturg. Her work has appeared in New Theatre Quarterly, American Drama, Theatre Journal and Contemporary Theatre Review. This is her first book.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 26/08/2011
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780230232020
Publishing status: Print On Demand (web)
Automata and Mimesis on the Stage of Theatre History