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Vying for the Iron Throne: Essays on Power, Gender, Death and Performance in HBO's <em>Game of Thrones</em>

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Vying for the Iron Throne: Essays on Power, Gender, Death and Performance in HBO's Game of Thrones

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Description

Game of Thrones has changed the landscape of television during an era hailed as the Golden Age of TV. An adaptation of George R.R. Martin's epic fantasy A Song of Fire and Ice, the HBO series has taken on a life of its own with original plotlines that advance past those of Martin's books.

The death of protagonist Ned Stark at the end of Season One launched a killing spree in television--major characters now die on popular shows weekly. While many shows kill off characters for pure shock value, death on Game of Thrones produces seismic shifts in power dynamics--and resurrected bodies that continue to fight. This collection of new essays explores how power, death, gender, and performance intertwine in the series.

ISBN

9781476674261

Publication Date

2018

Publisher

McFarland & Company

City

Jefferson, North Carolina

Disciplines

Film and Media Studies | Performance Studies | Television

Comments

Description courtesy of McFarland & Company; cover image courtesy of Amazon.

Subject Areas

Game of thrones (Television program); Power (Social sciences) on television; Death on television; Sex on television; Sex role on television; Women on television

Author/Editor Bio

Lindsey Mantoan is Assistant Professor of Theatre and Resident Dramaturg at Linfield College. She holds a Ph.D. in Theater and Performance Studies from Stanford University, an M.A. in Performance as Public Practice from the University of Texas at Austin, and a B.A. in Architecture and Urban Planning from Princeton University.

Sara Brady is an associate professor at Bronx Community College, City University of New York, and managing editor of TDR: The Drama Review.

Vying for the Iron Throne: Essays on Power, Gender, Death and Performance in HBO's <em>Game of Thrones</em>

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