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This e-book articulates the 1st theoretical context for a 'cyborg theatre,' metaphorically integrating on-stage our bodies with the technologized, digitized, or mediatized, to re-imagine subjectivity for a post-human age. It covers numerous examples, to suggest new theoretical instruments for knowing functionality in our altering international.

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For Lehmann, “the spread and then omnipresence of the media in everyday life since the 1970s has brought with it a new multiform kind of theatrical discourse that is here going to be described as postdramatic theatre” (2006: 22). Hayles’s post-human is, in 1999, responding to the assimilation of technologies put forth in Judith Halberstam and Ira Livingston’s collection Posthuman Bodies from 1995 which clearly states: The posthuman does not necessitate the obsolescence of the human; it does not represent an evolution or devolution of the human.

Her influence is disrupted, however, when she is captured and replaced by a robot “Maria,” who is sent to incite the workers to violence, allowing for a retaliatory response. As opposed to the maternal Maria, the robot Maria is sexualized and uncontrollable, a cyborg literally conflating woman and technology – to be feared unless restrained. However, the inability to control this “technology” is ultimately not seen to be the fault of the technology, but is instead represented by the wild sexual and lascivious behavior of the feminine, as Huyssen has noted, “The threat of technology has successfully been replaced by the threat of woman” (1986: 77).

While working as a composer, director, and writer, he wrote Sandmann following the Battle of Dresden (1813) where he was working at the time. This experience and increasing financial instability at the end of the war prompted his employment as a judge in Berlin until his death. 7 Following and adding complexity to the creator-protagonist-objectabject roles from earlier narratives, Sandmann is framed by the character Nathanael’s childhood fear of the Sandman, a figure who is said to steal children’s eyes and who takes shape in the character of Coppelius/Coppola, a frightening man who collaborates with the BACKspace: Historical/Theoretical Intersections 25 scientist Spalanzani to create the automaton Olympia.

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