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Alain Badiou - In Praise of Theatre - 9780745686974 - V9780745686974
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In Praise of Theatre

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Description for In Praise of Theatre Paperback. In Praise of Theatre is Alain Badiou s latest work on the most complete of the arts, the theatrical stage. Num Pages: 90 pages. BIC Classification: AN; HPN. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 191 x 125 x 13. Weight in Grams: 156.

In Praise of Theatre is Alain Badiou’s latest work on the ‘most complete of the arts,’ the theatrical stage. This book, certain to be of great interest to scholars and theatre practitioners alike, elaborates the theory of the theatre developed by Badiou in works such as Rhapsody for the Theatre and the ‘Theses on Theatre’ and enquires into the status of a theatre that would be adequate to our 'contemporary, market-oriented chaos.'

In a departure from his usual emphasis upon canonical figures of the stage such as Bertolt Brecht and Samuel Beckett, Badiou devotes In Praise of Theatre largely to ... Read more

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About Alain Badiou
Alain Badiou is a writer, philosopher and an Emeritus Professor at the École Normale Supérieure, Paris. Nicolas Truong is a writer and journalist and a regular contributor to Le Monde.

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"A figure like Plato or Hegel walks here among us!" Slavoj Žižek "Scarcely any other moral philosopher of our day is as politically clear-sighted and courageously polemical, so prepared to put notions of truth and universality back on the agenda." Terry Eagleton "One of the most important philosophers writing today." ... Read more

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