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The necessity of theater : the art of watching and being watched

Author: Paul Woodruff
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What is unique and essential about theatre? What separates it from other arts? Do we need 'theatre' in some fundamental way? This text analyzes the unique power of theatre by separating it into the twin arts of watching and being watched, practised together in harmony by watchers and the watched.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Woodruff
OCLC Number: 652509294
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 25 juin 2010).
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 257 p.)
Contents: PART ONE: THE ART OF BEING WATCHED; PART TWO: THE ART OF WATCHING
Responsibility: Paul Woodruff.

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What is unique and essential about theatre? What separates it from other arts? Do we need 'theatre' in some fundamental way? This text analyzes the unique power of theatre by separating it into the twin arts of watching and being watched, practised together in harmony by watchers and the watched.

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Woodruff approaches theatre not just as a philosopher but also, refreshingly, as a passionate audience member. * Samantha Ellis, Times Literary Supplement *

 
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