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By Andrew Sofer

Dark Matter maps the invisible measurement of theater whose results are felt all over the place in functionality. studying phenomena reminiscent of hallucination, offstage personality, offstage motion, sexuality, overlaying, know-how, and trauma, Andrew Sofer engagingly illuminates the invisible in numerous classes of postclassical western theater and drama. He unearths how the invisible always buildings and focuses an audience’s theatrical event, no matter if it’s black magic in Doctor Faustus, offstage intercourse in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, masked ladies in The Rover, self-consuming our bodies in Suddenly final Summer, or surveillance expertise in The Archbishop’s Ceiling. each one dialogue pinpoints new and outstanding points of drama and function that break out sight. Taken jointly, Sofer’s energetic case reports remove darkness from how darkish subject is woven into the very cloth of theatrical illustration. Written in an available kind and level-headed in theater reports yet interdisciplinary by way of layout, Dark Matter will attract theater and function students, literary critics, scholars, and theater practitioners, quite playwrights and directors.

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