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By Freddie Rokem

ISBN-10: 0804763496

ISBN-13: 9780804763493

ISBN-10: 080476350X

ISBN-13: 9780804763509

The interplay among philosophy and theater or functionality has lately turn into an incredible and leading edge zone of inquiry. Philosophers and Thespians contributes to this rising box by way of taking a look at 4 direct encounters among philosophers and thespians, starting with Socrates, Agathon, and Aristophanes in Plato's Symposium and finishing with a dialogue among Walter Benjamin and Bertolt Brecht a couple of brief textual content by means of Franz Kafka. Rokem additionally examines intimately Hamlet's complicated and tragic break up id as either thinker and thespian, in addition to the serious correspondence among Friedrich Nietzsche and August Strindberg. His investigations—which circulation among the fictitious and the historical—culminate in a entire dialogue of the notions of functionality and performativity as derived from the discursive practices of philosophy and function. every now and then aggressive or jointly unique, those discourses additionally merge and interact with one another in inventive ways.

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