The Drama of Ideas: Platonic Provocations in Theater and Philosophy

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Most philosophy has rejected the theater, denouncing it as a place of illusion or moral decay; the theater in turn has rejected philosophy, insisting that drama deals in actions, not ideas. Challenging both views, The Drama of Ideas shows that theater and philosophy have been crucially intertwined from the start. Plato is the presiding genius of this alternative history. The Drama of Ideas presents Plato not only as a theorist of drama, but also as a dramatist himself, one who developed a dialogue-based dramaturgy that ...

The Drama of Ideas: Platonic Provocations in Theater and Philosophy 2014, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199351961

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The Drama of Ideas: Platonic Provocations in Theater and Philosophy 2010, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780199730322

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