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The Drama of Celebrity: Defiance

Marcus, Sharon

This chapter uses the example of 19th-century actor Sarah Bernhardt and the theories of 20th-century sociologist Erving Goffman to analyze why publics so often reward celebrities who blatantly defy conventions, disobey rules, and depart from norms.

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The Drama of Celebrity

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English and Comparative Literature
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August 22, 2016