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Rhapsody for the Theatre
Author: Alain Badiou

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ISBN: 9781781681251
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
Dims (mm): 210 x 210
Pub Date: 28-08-13
Pub Country: United Kingdom
Condition: NEW

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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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