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Philosophy and Theatre An Introduction von Stern, Tom (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 01.10.2013
  • Verlag: Taylor and Francis
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Philosophy and Theatre

The relationship between philosophy and theatre is a central theme in the writings of Plato and Aristotle and of dramatists from Aristophanes to Stoppard. Where Plato argued that playwrights and actors should be banished from the ideal city for their suspect imitations of reality, Aristotle argued that theatre, particularly tragedy, was vital for stimulating our emotions and helping us to understanding ourselves.Despite this rich history the study of philosophy and theatre has been largely overlooked in contemporary philosophy. This is the first book to introduce philosophy and theatre. It covers key topics and debates, presenting the contributions of major figures in the history of philosophy, including:what is theatre? How does theatre compare with other arts?theatre as imitation, including Plato on mimesistruth and illusion in the theatre, including Nietzsche on tragedytheatre as historytheatre and morality, including Rousseau's criticisms of theatreaudience and emotion, including Aristotle on catharsistheatre and politics, including Brecht's Epic Theatre.Including annotated further reading and summaries at the end of each chapter, Philosophy and Theatre is an ideal starting point for those studying philosophy, theatre studies and related subjects in the arts and humanities.


    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 01.10.2013
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781134575985
    Verlag: Taylor and Francis
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