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Rhapsody for the Theatre, Paperback / softback Book

Rhapsody for the Theatre Paperback / softback

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For Alain Badiou, theatre--unlike cinema--is the place for the staging of a truly emancipatory collective subject.

In this sense theatre is, of all the arts, the one strictly homologous to politics: both theatre and politics depend on a limited set of texts or statements, collectively enacted by a group of actors or militants, which put a limit on the excessive power of the state.

This explains why the history of theatre has always been inseparable from a history of state repression and censorship.

This definitive collection includes not only Badiou's pamphlet Rhapsody for the Theatre but also essays on Jean-Paul Sartre, on the political destiny of contemporary theatre, and on Badiou's own work as a playwright, as author of the Ahmed Tetralogy.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Theatre studies
  • ISBN: 9781781681251

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