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[Here is described the unique structure of the Western theatre and the audience’s gaze, an element essential for the reception of the Judeo-Christian cosmology—the main dimension of the spectaculum. The audience’s contentless gaze succumbs to the aesthetic magic and the stage attains sovereignty...
[Part II analyzes the theatrical unseen—its “geometrical ethics,” the iconization rules that underlie the spectacle, and the ideological intentions of its creators behind the scenes. Acting is described as a form of theatrical defilement within the triangle of relations that the actor constructs...
[The stage world and its human and inanimate contents constitute a sacred space that rests on an invisible foundation. To decode it, its extremes are described: the theatrical space-ification in which its abjections are excluded and the use of extreme precision in pursue of perfectness. The text...
[The Epilogue focuses on the theatre’s theoretical and ethical sovereignty in our hypermedia era and shows how actors’ curtsy, like the Sinaitic revelation, actually mirrors a craving of the audience. Falsity, a stigma often applied to the theatre, is reversed as the values of truth and Good in...
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