Como actores en el gran teatro del mundo = Like actors in the great theatre of the world

The comparison of singular life and society to a play is a recurring metaphor. In this article, I am going to talk about some ramifications of this idea, with a more synchronic first act. It will set the guidelines of the whole, along with a theory of the change from the ritualistic to the performative, formulated by anthropologist Victor Turner and aimed to explain social relations. After that, diachronically, there will be a second act that explains some of the most relevant historical variations of that human intuition that sees the universe as a theatrical representation. For that, I will use scenes featuring Greek antiquity, the hermetic Renaissance, the baroque Theatrum mundi and cinematographic post-modernism ​
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