The Imitation of an Imitation

Robert Stahl's Imitation of Life, 1934
Douglas Sirk's Imitation of Life, 1959
L'Imitation of Life, a Hell in a Handbag production

Is post-modern tragedy the imitation of an imitation of an action? (pace Aristotle)
Is it the normative condition, since life itself comprised of twice-behaved behavior? (Schechner)
Is the encounter with duplication unheimlich?
Or is this sort of repetition, as Marx would say, farce?

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