The Vital Lie: Reality and Illusion in Modern Drama by Anthony S. Abbott

By Anthony S. Abbott

 The very important Lie is the 1st ebook to check the reality-illusion clash in glossy drama from Ibsen to present-day playwrights. The ebook questions why very important lies, lies important for all times itself, are such an obsessive trouble for playwrights of the final hundred years. Using the paintings of fifteen playwrights, Abbott seeks to find if glossy playwrights deal with illusions as useful or essential to lifestyles, or as indications of diseases from which people must be cured. What occurs to characters after they are pressured to stand the reality approximately themselves and their worlds with no the security in their illusions? The writer develops a three-part historic research of using the reality-illusion topic, from its origins as a metaphysical seek to its present embellishments as a theatrical game.


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