Stages of Evil: Occultism in Western Theater and Drama

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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 ...

Stages of Evil: Occultism in Western Theater and Drama 2005, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington

ISBN-13: 9780813123622

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