Sacred to Profane

Writings on Performance and Worship

Author: Anjum Katyal

Publisher: Seagull Books

ISBN: 9781905422166

Category: Religion

Page: 287

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With reference to India.

Rethinking Religion in the Theatre of Grotowski

Author: Catharine Christof

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351854623

Category: Art

Page: 248

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This book opens a new interdisciplinary frontier between religion and theatre studies to illuminate what has been seen as the religious, or spiritual, nature of Polish theatre director Jerzy Grotowski’s work. It corrects the lacunae in both theatre studies and religious studies by examining the interaction between the two fields in his artistic output. The central argument of the text is that through an embodied and materialist approach to religion, developed in the work of Michel Foucault and religious studies scholar Manuel Vasquez, as well as a critical reading of the concepts of the New Age, a new understanding of Grotowski and religion can be developed. It is possible to show how Grotowski’s work articulated spiritual experience within the body; achieving a removal of spirituality from ecclesial authorities and relocating spiritual experience within the body of the performer. This is a unique analysis of one of the 20th Century’s most famous theatrical figures. As such, it is a vital reference for academics in both Religion and Theatre Studies that have an interest in the spiritual aspects of Grotowski’s work.

Cultural Change and Persistence

New Perspectives on Development

Author: W. Ascher,J. Heffron

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230117333

Category: Social Science

Page: 263

View: 1291


This book is about the ways that traditional cultural practices either change or persist in the face of social and economic development, whether the latter proceeds primarily from internal or external forces.

Areopagitica and Other Writings

Author: John Milton

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0718192494

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 528

View: 4519


John Milton was celebrated and denounced in his own time both as a poet and as a polemicist. Today he is remembered first and foremost for his poetry, but his great epic Paradise Lost was published very late in his life, in 1667, and in his own time most readers more readily recognised Milton as a writer of prose. This superbly annotated new book is an authoritative edition of Milton's major prose works, including Of Education, The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates and the Divorce tracts, as well as the famous 1644 polemical tract on the opposing licensing and censorship, Areopagitica.

Reformations of the Body

Idolatry, Sacrifice, and Early Modern Theater

Author: J. Waldron

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137313129

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

View: 3772


This project takes the human body and the bodily senses as joints that articulate new kinds of connections between church and theatre and overturns a longstanding notion about theatrical phenomenology in this period.

The Holy Bible

Containing the Old & the New Testaments, with Original Notes, Practical Observations, & Copious References

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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