She notes that romantic writers offered up their anatomizing
of the mind as psychic process to be imitated by prospective audiences, which turns romantic theater into a political tool; those who have looked at romantic drama before her miss the significance of the fact that romantic theater is theatrical and directed toward performance (and not simply closet drama).
Reading through this canon confirms that Fatal Curiosity, is Lillo's most powerful play, and suggests that his most notable achievement is the anatomizing
With its galleries of grotesques, its scornful detachment, and its rather academic effect, the play introduced to the English stage a vigorous anatomizing
of "the time's deformities"--the language, habits, and humors of the London scene.
This involves paying little attention to quarterly earnings, but anatomizing
cash flow statements and conducting "channel checks" on its portfolio companies - in layman's language, this means calling vendors and customers to gauge the climate of product demand, and comparing that with what the cash flow analysis is saying.
Few actresses have been as formidable, or as durable, and none is better known for anatomizing
mental breakdown's terror.
With the stated aim "not to succumb to a kind of recognizable belief system" as he looks "for a way in anatomizing
[his] time," Hiorns has summoned signifiers of reckless potency, pleasure, and cleansing associated with masculinity--pumped up (steroids), partied-out (amyl nitrate), spent (sperm), and occupied with attempting to dispose of the traces of its actions (Dettol).
Evans portrays what he is doing as a "microstudy," which he equates with Natalie Davis's retelling of the story of Martin Guerre or Robert Darnton's anatomizing
of the "great cat massacre.
closure, Hodgdon makes a pertinent contrast between the apotheosis of absolutism in the Stuart masque and the interrogation of such representations in the history plays.