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The mind/body stage : passion and interaction in the Cartesian theatre

Author: R Darren Gobert
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gorbert explores theatre history's unexamined importance to Cartesian philosophy alongside Descartes's unexamined impact on theatre history. Put another way, it provides a new reading of mind-body union informed not only by Descartes's 'Passions of the Soul' and his correspondence with Elisabeth of Bohemia but also by stage theory and practice, while simultaneously itemising the contributions of Cartesianism to this  Read more...
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(DLC) 2013010526
(OCoLC)830683608
Named Person: René Descartes; René Descartes
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R Darren Gobert
ISBN: 080478826X 9780804788267
OCLC Number: 857069567
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 248 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Prologue : another Cartesian theatre --
Mind/body union, the Cartesian ballet --
Cartesian plots, dramatic theory, and emotional wonder --
Cartesian acting; or, Interiors --
Cartesian design; or, Anatomies of the theatre --
Epilogue : cætera desunt.
Responsibility: R. Darren Gobert.

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Gorbert explores theatre history's unexamined importance to Cartesian philosophy alongside Descartes's unexamined impact on theatre history. Put another way, it provides a new reading of mind-body union informed not only by Descartes's 'Passions of the Soul' and his correspondence with Elisabeth of Bohemia but also by stage theory and practice, while simultaneously itemising the contributions of Cartesianism to this theory and practice.

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