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Author: Heather Ingman

significant feature of her early life. There was silence over her father’s nervous breakdown and incarceration in a mental hospital, experienced by the seven-year-old Bowen as “the tensions and mystery of my father’s illness, the apprehensive silences or chaotic shoutings” (“Pictures and Conversations:” 270

In: Silence in Modern Irish Literature
Author: Janne Tapper

the opposite of necessities by which human mind idealizes permanent structures (see Michelman 2010, 106, 235–236). French philosopher and author Albert Camus argues that people idealize reasons to make life worth living; people cannot endure a lucid groundlessness of existence (1990, 1–9). He notes

In: Theatre Scandals

its reverse: how do we lose ourselves, become living corpses, these questions remain in the centre of all Ibsen’s dramas. They are existential dramas about life as it appears or develops in a world of pettiness. This theme, very much in the spirit of Kierkegaard’s judgment of his times, makes Ibsen

In: Tragedy and Philosophy. A Parallel History
Author: Richard Murphet

ready for love, reaching out to any object, person or action as a means of giving her desire the means to express itself, and to form something constructive in her life as a woman. Driven by the need to maintain desire rather than to satisfy it, neither she nor her fellow players can truly satisfy their

In: Acts of Resistance in Late-Modernist Theatre
Author: Willmar Sauter

her portrayal of the Egyptian Queen, an outrageous sum that had never hitherto been paid to movie stars. 1 During the shooting, Elizabeth Taylor, living in a suite of the Dorchester Hotel in London, fell ill and was finally taken to hospital by ambulance, but only after the world’s gossip press had

In: Theatre Scandals

‘nature,’ that is, in common human life. Certain typical tragic events in Greek tragedy, such as the reversal of fate or the recognition scene, from this period onwards will characterize comic rather than tragic drama (see Moliere or Mozart ) . I introduced the philosophy of tragedy with a brief visit

In: Tragedy and Philosophy. A Parallel History

. Impact of the Cultural Settings The cultural institutions were the focal point of arts learning for teachers, and in that sense, they provided both inspiration and a sense of purpose for arts education. The settings acted as a constant stimulant for creativity and they motivated teachers to participate

In: Perspectives on Arts Education Research in Canada, Volume 2
Author: Sandra Mayer

première of her boldly idiosyncratic adaptation of The Importance of Being Earnest , candidly admits to a scheme of interpretive disambiguation: This clandestine life of dissimulation […] has brought forth the ambiguity of his language, pointing straight towards his (and our) deep-seated injuries

In: Oscar Wilde in Vienna
Author: Sandra Mayer

ladies. Catering to local audiences’ fascination with visual theatrical effects, sophisticated stagecraft, and a sumptuous set of elegant décor, the article commends the ‘high-life elegance’ (“Highlife-Eleganz”) of the expensively tailored robes. The glamorous finesse of what is perceived to be a

In: Oscar Wilde in Vienna
Editor: Jan Bloemendal

brings people’s moral consciousness to right reason. This consciousness should bring people to a perfect way of life, which is called Bliss. […] non est poetices finis imitatio, sed doctrina iucunda, qua mores animorum deducantur ad rectam rationem, ut ex iis consequatur homo perfectam actionem, qua

In: Daniel Heinsius, Auriacus, sive Libertas saucia (Orange, or Liberty Wounded), 1602