Journals Higher Education



30 April 2008

272 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195332001

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The Necessity of Theater

The Art of Watching and Being Watched

Paul Woodruff

  • First book in a generation by a philosopher about the art of theater as distinct from the arts of film and literature
  • Introduces a new definition of theater as the twin acts of watching and being watched
  • Shows how theater runs through our lives and defines us
  • Explains for the first time the full range of empathic reactions, showing how they correspond to theatrical possibilities

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