The Myth of Identity in Modern Drama is the first book-length study on existential authenticity and its relation to ontological embodiment treated via analyses of characters of modern drama. Furthermore, it offers new methods of exploring characters and characterization and new ways of thinking about identity. Through its investigations of the plays of Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco and Jean-Paul Sartre, the book shows that the study of embodiment will allow for a new method of analyzing characters and how they form, or attempt to form, ever-changing identities.
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Dr Jeremy Ekberg is Associate Professor of English at Shantou University in Shantou, China. He has published articles and book chapters on the works of Samuel Beckett, Jean-Paul Sartre, Eugene ONeill, and Vladimir Nabokov, and has presented academic papers at conferences in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. His interests include modern drama, playwriting, twentieth-century world literature, postmodernism, existentialism, and war literature.Review:
"Focusing on Jean-Paul Sartre, Samuel Beckett, and Eugene Ionesco, Ekberg skillfully addresses each playwright's methods of metaphysical character embodiment. Expanding upon these findings with philosophies outside theatrical theory, Ekberg not only presents a unique method of script analysis that deals exclusively with the formation of character, but also suggests ambitious notions of real-world ontological processes of identity formation."Julia MoriartyWayne State UniversityJournal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, 31:2 (2017)
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Book Description Cambridge Scholars Pub, 2015. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 185 pages. 8.25x6.00x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk1443877220