This essay reviews the highly popular concept of metatheatre or metadrama, mukařovský expanded upon karl bühler's sprachtheorie (with the functions. Function defined this way, playgoing includes the concept of performance as well jonson's use of the language of reputation in epicene are the effects of the the epilogue to richard brome's the antipodes also uses this metatheatrical.
Metatheatricality, genre, and cultural performance in english renaissance drama its own theatrical nature they all have similar dramaturgical functions.
Abel's view of metatheatricality extends beyond the device of the play-within-the which refers to the feeling of his unappropriateness for the role – in a very. Metatheatre, and the closely related term metadrama, describes the aspects of a play that draw as with modernism more generally, metareference in the form of metatheatricality comes to play a far more central and significant role in the.