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Published: 14 April 2010

272 Pages | 7 halftones

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199730322

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The Drama of Ideas

Platonic Provocations in Theater and Philosophy

Martin Puchner

  • 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