The Theatre of the Occult Revival

Alternative Spiritual Performance from 1875 to the Present

  • Authors
  • Edmund B. Lingan

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History book series (PSTPH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Edmund B. Lingan
    Pages 1-14
  3. Edmund B. Lingan
    Pages 15-28
  4. Edmund B. Lingan
    Pages 101-130
  5. Edmund B. Lingan
    Pages 131-162
  6. Edmund B. Lingan
    Pages 163-181
  7. Edmund B. Lingan
    Pages 183-186
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 187-247

About this book


This book explores the religious foundations, political and social significance, and aesthetic aspects of the theatre created by the leaders of the Occult Revival. Lingan shows how theatre contributed to the fragmentation of Western religious culture and how contemporary theatre plays a part in the development of alternative, occult religions.


Greek Revivalism nineteenth-century theatre twentieth-century theatre symbolist theatre Goetheanum Rudolf Steiner Aleister Crowley Gerald Gardner ritual Neopaganism anthroposoph culture foundation fragment occult performance play present religion religions society theatre

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