Murder by Accident
Medieval Theater, Modern Media, Critical IntentionseBook - 2009
Over fifty years ago, it became unfashionable-even forbidden-for students of literature to talk about an author's intentions for a given work. In Murder by Accident, Jody Enders boldly resurrects the long-disgraced concept of intentionality, especially as it relates to the theater. Drawing on four fascinating medieval events in which a theatrical performance precipitated deadly consequences, Enders contends that the marginalization of intention in critical discourse is a mirror for the marginalization-and misunderstanding-of theater. Murder by Accident revisits the legal, moral, ethical, and a.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2009
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxiii, 285 pages)