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Scatology In Modern Drama Sidney Shrager

Scatology In Modern Drama

Sidney Shrager

Published January 1st 1982
ISBN : 9780829002614
Paperback
113 pages
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Technically, scatology has been used for various purposes: to shock, to smash puritanical taboos, to exptess hate and disgust, to explain psychological motivation, to satirise, to preach acceptance of the body, to project moral indignation, to shakeMoreTechnically, scatology has been used for various purposes: to shock, to smash puritanical taboos, to exptess hate and disgust, to explain psychological motivation, to satirise, to preach acceptance of the body, to project moral indignation, to shake the fist at God, and to have pure Rabelaisian fun. Above all, modern playwrights have used scatology, verbal and visual, for one great thematic purpose -- as a metaphor for the human condition.