The Theatre of the Occult Revival: Alternative Spiritual Performance from 1875 to the Present Book (Faculty180)

cited authors

  • Lingan, Edmund B


  • Drawing heavily from archival and participatory research, this book explores the religious foundations, political and social significance, and aesthetic aspects of the theatre created by the leaders of the Occult Revival, which thrived in Europe and the US between the mid-nineteenth century and the early-twentieth century. 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.

publication date

  • 2014


start page

  • xiv, 234