From the publisher’s description:
The book reveals how the fantastic is used in modern theatre as a manipulative device to encode the unspeakable and control audience response, challenging conventional readings of all authors who use the fantastic.
SubjectsHistory / Theater / Performing Arts / Theater Criticism /
Eynat-Confino, Irène (NHC Fellow, 1998–99). On the Uses of the Fantastic in Modern Theatre: Cocteau, Oedipus, and the Monster. Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.