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by Marvin Carlson

Author: Marvin Carlson
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Indiana University Press; First Edition edition (August 1, 1993)
Pages: 224 pages
Category: Fiction and Literature
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Home Browse Books Book details, Deathtraps: The Postmodern Comedy Thriller. Carlson takes the wraps off the comedy thriller and reveals its postmodern effects

Home Browse Books Book details, Deathtraps: The Postmodern Comedy Thriller. Deathtraps: The Postmodern Comedy Thriller. Carlson takes the wraps off the comedy thriller and reveals its postmodern effects. He looks at all the elements of the thriller - openings, settings, characters, plot lines, the role of the audience, and endings - and shows how they work to overturn the conventions of realism in detective drama.

Shows the comedy thriller to be a singularly postmodern form. This work examines various elements of the thriller - openings, settings, characters, plot lines, the role of the audience, and endings - and shows how they work to overturn the conventions of realism in detective drama.

Carlson, Marvin . 1935-. Detective and mystery plays, English, Detective and mystery plays, American, Postmodernism (Literature), American drama, English drama, American drama (Comedy), English drama (Comedy). Bloomington : Indiana University Press. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on March 17, 2014. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata).

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Carlson shows the comedy thriller to be a singularly postmodern form

Carlson shows the comedy thriller to be a singularly postmodern form. The detective story, with its emphasis on reason and logic, provided the perfect playground for the destabilizing effects of postmodern experimentation. Carlson examines all the elements of the thrillerNtilde;openings, settings, characters, plot lines, the role of the audience, and endingsNtilde;and shows how they work to overturn the conventions of realism in detective drama. Deathtraps will prove a feast for all lovers of the comedy thriller.

Deathtraps: The Postmodern Comedy Thriller. Among Those Present IV. Murder by the Book V. Dead Wrong VI. Stage Struck VII. The Audience as/for Accomplice VIII. I. The Business of Murder II. The Scene of the Crime III. Pigs and Angels: Th. More).

Marvin Carlson is Sidney E. Cohn Professor of Theatre, Comparative Literature and Middle Eastern Studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, USA. Among his books are Theories of the Theatre and The Haunted Stage. Paperback: 306 pages.

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1993) Deathtraps :the postmodern comedy thriller Bloomington : Indiana University Press, MLA Citation. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1993.

"This is an extremely intelligent, interesting, and well written book." -- Murder Is Academic

"... compelling analysis of the comedy thriller... " -- Theatre Studies

"... almost as much fun to read as is seeing the actual plays discussed... " -- Journal of Popular Culture

The phenomenal success of such plays as Deathtrap and Sleuth heralded the advent of a new form of detective play -- the comedy thriller. Carlson takes the wraps off the comedy thriller and reveals its postmodern effects. He looks at all the elements of the thriller -- openings, settings, characters, plot lines, the role of the audience, and endings -- and shows how they work to overturn the conventions of realism in detective drama.