Automata and Mimesis on the Stage of Theatre History

  • Authors
  • Kara Reilly

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Kara Reilly
    Pages 1-15
  3. Kara Reilly
    Pages 16-47
  4. Kara Reilly
    Pages 48-72
  5. Kara Reilly
    Pages 111-147
  6. Kara Reilly
    Pages 177-181
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 182-220

About this book


The automaton, known today as the robot, can be seen as a metaphor for the historical period in which it is explored. Chapters include examinations of Iconoclasm's fear that art might surpass nature, the Cartesian mind/body divide, automata as objects of courtly desire, the uncanny Olympia, and the revolutionary Robots in post-WWI drama.


drama history of theatre stage theatre

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