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Published: 08 April 2010

272 Pages


ISBN: 9780195394801

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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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