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Shakespeare for Snowflakes: On Slapstick and Sympathy

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Shakespeare for Snowflakes: On Slapstick and Sympathy

Longueur: 181 pages2 heures

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Drawing on plays by Shakespeare, Sarah Kane, Sophocles, Samuel Beckett, and others, this book examines the ways in which these dramatists manipulated the actor’s body to demand laughter and/or sympathy. Ian Burrows shows how these strategies can be thought about beyond the stage-space: in the classroom, in the media, and in relation to the social construction of ‘snowflake culture’ as a 21st century phenomenon.

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