Rhapsody For The Theatre

Product Number: EB00177029
Released: Jan 14, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781781681862
Publisher: Verso
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For Alain Badiou, theatre-unlike cinema-is the place for the staging of a truly emancipatory collective subject. In this sense theatre is, of all the arts, the one strictly homologous to politics: both theatre and politics depend on a limited set of texts or statements, collectively enacted by a group of actors or militants, which put a limit on the excessive power of the state. This explains why the history of theatre has always been inseparable from a history of state repression and censorship. This definitive collection includes not only Badiou's pamphlet Rhapsody for the Theatre but also essays on Jean-Paul Sartre, on the political destiny of contemporary theatre, and on Badiou's own work as a playwright, as author of the Ahmed Tetralogy.

Original Publish Date: Sep 10, 2013

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