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Sade's Theatre: Pleasure, Vision, Masochism

Wynn, Thomas



This first full-length study in English to examine the marquis de Sade’s theatre will be of interest to all those working in eighteenth-century drama and theory of spectatorship. Attentive to eighteenth-century dramatic theory and practice, this book also borrows from psychoanalysis and film theory to argue that his plays offer a model of visual pleasure that is masochistic in nature.


Wynn, T. (2007). Sade's Theatre: Pleasure, Vision, Masochism. Voltaire Foundation

Book Type Authored Book
Publication Date Feb 1, 2007
Deposit Date Sep 10, 2010
Series Title Studies on Voltaire and the eighteenth century.
Series ISSN 0435-2866
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