Reference Entry

deus ex machina

in The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780199574193
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191727917
deus ex machina

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Literally, ‘god from the machine’ in Latin, the term derives from the ancient *Greek practice of having gods arrive on

Reference Entry.  113 words. 

Subjects: Theatre

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