The Resource Art, vision, and nineteenth-century realist drama : acts of seeing, Amy Holzapfel

Art, vision, and nineteenth-century realist drama : acts of seeing, Amy Holzapfel

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Art, vision, and nineteenth-century realist drama : acts of seeing
Title
Art, vision, and nineteenth-century realist drama
Title remainder
acts of seeing
Statement of responsibility
Amy Holzapfel
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Language
eng
Summary
"Realism in theatre is traditionally defined as a mere "seed" of modernism, a simple or crude attempt to copy objective reality on stage. This book challenges this misconception by redefining realism as an under-examined form of visual modernism that positioned theatre at the crux of the unstable interaction between consciousness and the visible world. Tracing a historical continuum of "acts of seeing" occurring on the realist stage, Holzapfel illustrates how theatre participated in modernity's aggressive interrogation of vision's residence in the human body. New findings by scientists and philosophers, such as Diderot, Goethe, Müller, Helmholtz, and Galton, exposed how the visible world is experienced and framed by the unstable relativism of the physiological body rather than the fixed idealism of the mind. The book illustrates how realist artists across media embraced this paradigm shift, destabilizing the myth of a direct correspondence between reality and representation by giving focus in their art to the subject of the "embodied observer." Drawing from extensive archival research, Holzapfel conducts close readings of iconic dramas and their productions, including Scribe's The Glass of Water, Zola's Thérèse Raquin, Ibsen's A Doll House, Strindberg's The Father, and Hauptmann's Before Sunrise, alongside intensive considerations of artwork by painters and photographers like Chardin, Manet, Nadar, Millais, Rejlander, and Liebermann to show how realist drama was influenced by new approaches towards vision arising in science, visual art, and visual culture. In a radical departure from the dominant critical approach to realism, Holzapfel argues that what realist dramatists sought on stage was not a copy of objective reality but greater acknowledgment of the gap that exists between the eye and the world"--
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Holzapfel, Amy
Dewey number
809.2/04034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1851
LC item number
.H65 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge advances in theatre and performance studies
Series volume
32
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Europa
  • European drama
  • Realism in literature
  • Vision in literature
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General
  • ART / Criticism & Theory
  • European drama
  • Literature
  • Realism
  • Vision
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Art, vision, and nineteenth-century realist drama : acts of seeing, Amy Holzapfel
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: acts of seeing -- Scribe's actions of seeing -- Zola's tunnel vision -- Ibsen's ocular realism -- Strindberg's composites -- Hauptmann's lived perspective -- Conclusion: seeing realism
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 227 pages
Isbn
9780415821766
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013018912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)811598662
  • (OCoLC)ocn811598662
Label
Art, vision, and nineteenth-century realist drama : acts of seeing, Amy Holzapfel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: acts of seeing -- Scribe's actions of seeing -- Zola's tunnel vision -- Ibsen's ocular realism -- Strindberg's composites -- Hauptmann's lived perspective -- Conclusion: seeing realism
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 227 pages
Isbn
9780415821766
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013018912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)811598662
  • (OCoLC)ocn811598662

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