Stages of Evil: Occultism in Western Theater and Drama (Studies in Romance Languages)

Stages of Evil: Occultism in Western Theater and Drama (Studies in Romance Languages)

By: Robert Lima (author)Hardback

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The evil that men do has been chronicled for thousands of years on the European stage, and perhaps nowhere else is human fear of our own evil more detailed than in its personifications in theater. In ""Stages of Evil"", Robert Lima explores the sociohistorical implications of Christian and pagan representations of evil and the theatrical creativity that occultism has engendered. By examining examples of alchemy, astronomy, demonology, exorcism, fairies, vampires witchcraft, hauntings, and voodoo in prominent plays, ""Stages of Evil"" explores American and European perceptions of occultism from medieval times to the modern age.

About Author

Robert Lima, professor emeritus of Spanish and comparative literatures at Pennsylvania State University, is the author of twenty-two books, including Dark Prisms: Occultism in Hispanic Drama, and numerous articles and translations.

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  • ISBN13: 9780813123622
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9780813123622
  • ISBN10: 0813123623

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