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Published: 23 January 2014

268 Pages | 7 halftones


ISBN: 9780199351961

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The Drama of Ideas

Platonic Provocations in Theater and Philosophy

Martin Puchner

  • Winner of the Joe A. Callaway Prize
  • Puts forward a powerful argument for Plato's influence on the major European dramatists of the twentieth century
  • Covers a wide range of playwrights—Strindberg, Wilde, Shaw, Pirandello, Sartre, Stoppard—alongside major philosophers such as Nietzsche, Gilles Deleuze, Alain Badiou, and Martha Nussbaum
  • Will appeal to those with an interest in classics, philosophy, and drama: Puchner deftly incorporates all three areas throughout the study
  • Provides a provocative account of theater history