The Theatrical Spectaculum: An Anthropological Theory

The Theatrical Spectaculum
By Tova Gamliel


Central to the idea is that the spectacular-a stage “world” that mirrors a monotheistic cosmic order.

Tova Gamliel here not only alerts the reader to the likelihood of the speculum's existence, but also illuminates its various structural dimensions: the cosmological, ritual, and sociological. Its cosmo-logical meaning may be a Judeo-Christian monotheistic consciousness of non-randomness, an exemplary order of the planet that the senses perceive. Its social meaning concerns any charismatic social theory that's anchored within the epitomic structure of social sovereignty-stage and audience-that the Western theatre advances in an era characterized by hypermedia.


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