Double Take: Acting and Writing in Genet’s “The Strange Word Urb”

Samuel Weber

in Theatricality as Medium

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print December 2004 | ISBN: 9780823224159
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235841 | DOI:
Double Take: Acting and Writing in             Genet’s “The Strange Word Urb”

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Despite the rise of electronic media and its ability to better portray what theater does, the latter continues to persist and even flourish in some areas because of its ability to attract audiences. In some instances, theater is even paired with electronic media to provide a better experience for the audience. In this chapter, theater refers not merely to a place where plays are performed, but to a space where action or an event can happen. Other aspects of theater such as the “theater of operations” and “home theater” are also introduced in this chapter. This chapter generally presents the convergence of theater and television through analysis of Genet's “The Balcony”. This chapter also discusses “The Strange Word Urb” and its importance to the use and meaning of words and writing.

Keywords: theater; home theater; theater of operations; meaning; words; writing

Chapter.  7401 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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