This critical new title in the Theatre & series explores the fluctuating relationship between theatre and Christianity by focusing on key points of intersection - the challenge of realism and the real, the treatment of women...Show More
This critical new title in the Theatre & series explores the fluctuating relationship between theatre and Christianity by focusing on key points of intersection - the challenge of realism and the real, the treatment of women and the role of amateur performance. It covers a wide range of examples from medieval times to today, examining how theatre and Christianity have sometimes clashed dramatically and sometimes embraced one another to great effect.
Engaging and enlightening, this book offers an insight into the complex dynamic between theatre and Christianity perfect for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Theatre or Religious Studies.
The first critical and accessible overview of the complex relationship between theatre and Christianity
Explores a range of examples from the Middle Ages to the present
Part of a brand new cluster of Theatre & titles focusing on the relationship between theatre and religion
Theatre & Christianity & Women
Amateur performance in faith contexts
Theatre & Christianity & Offence.
Engaging, creative and thoughtful, Theatre and Christianity offers fresh insights through discussing Shakespeare, Passion Plays and Jerry Springer: the Opera. – Jolyon Mitchell, University of Edinburgh, UK
Schafer’s compact argument shows how Christianity and theatre are, simultaneously, irreconcilably hostile to and wholly dependent on each other, and, thus, existentially intertwined. – David Mason, Rhodes College, USA
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
- The Exam Skills Handbook Stella Cottrell
- Contemporary Britain John McCormick
- Media and Everyday Life Tim Markham
- Understanding Film Theory Ruth Doughty, Christine Etherington-Wright
- Theatre and Sexuality Jill Dolan, Tim Miller
- Theatre and Politics Joe Kelleher
- Great Debates in Gender and Law Rosemary Auchmuty
- Theatre and Dance Kate Elswit
- Theatre and Festivals Keren Zaiontz
- Sex, Suffrage and the Stage Leslie Hill
- Theatre and Audience Lois Weaver, Helen Freshwater
- Critical Statistics Robert de Vries