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date: 24 October 2020

modernism and postmodernism 

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance
Sally BanesSally Banes, Noel CarrollNoel Carroll

Stylistic and chronological labels that are used across the arts to name a variety of movements. Although modernism was a term in use all through the twentieth century, by the twenty-first century the couplet modernism/postmodernism signalled a contrast. Let us look first at what is taken to be modern or modernist in theatre and performance and then move on to examine its postmodern ‘other’. Unlike in adjacent fields, such as visual art, architecture, literature, and ... ...

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