Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Drama Is Coming NowThe Theater Criticism of Richard Gilman, 1961-1991$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Richard Gilman

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780300100464

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300100464.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM YALE SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.yale.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Yale University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in YSO for personal use.date: 25 May 2022

Essays and Articles

Essays and Articles

(p.1) Part One Essays and Articles (p.2)
The Drama Is Coming Now

Richard Gilman

Yale University Press

This chapter focuses on the spirit of an age, which is known to reveal itself in everything that the age conspires to say about its engagements with itself. We have spoken about ourselves, which really means that we have spoken to ourselves, more characteristically, more obliquely, more problematically, in painting and sculpture than in the other arts. The dialogue here is driven by a greater underground fury, frustration in apparent freedom; here can be found the aggressive jest and the sense of exhausted yet tenacious conventions still to be overcome. The novel and the film are only occasionally used for their proper purposes, and when they are, they approach the graphic arts and become our autobiography.

Keywords:   spirit of an age, painting, sculpture, underground fury, frustration, freedom, graphic arts, autobiography

Yale Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.