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- DescriptionVolume 21 of <em>Theatre Symposium</em> presents essays that explore the intricate and vital relationships between theatre, religion, and ritual. <br><br>Whether or t theatre arose from ritual and/or religion, from prehistory to the present there have been clear and vital connections among the three. <em>Ritual, Religion, and Theatre</em>, volume 21 of the annual journal <em>Theatre Symposium</em>, presents a series of essays that explore the intricate and vital relationships that exist, historically and today, between these various modes of expression and performance. <br><br>The essays in this volume discuss the stage presence of the spiritual meme; ritual performance and spirituality in <em>The Living Theatre</em>; theatricality, themes, and theology in James Weldon Johnson's<em> God's Trombones</em>; Jordan Harrison's <em>Act a Lady</em> and the ritual of queerness; <em>Gerpla</em> and national identity in Iceland; confession in <em>Hamlet </em>and<em> Measure for Measure</em>; Christian liturgical drama; Muslim theatre and performance; cave rituals and the Brain's Theatre; and other, more general issues. <br><br>Edited by E. Bert Wallace, this latest publication by the largest regional theatre organisation in the United States collects the most current scholarship on theatre history and theory.
- Author Biography<b>E. Bert Wallace</b> is an associate professor of theatre and the codirector of the Honors Program at Campbell University.
- PublisherThe University of Alabama Press
- Date of Publication30/01/2014
- SubjectOther Performing Arts
- Place of PublicationAlabama
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintThe University of Alabama Press
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Edited byE. Bert Wallace
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