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Deleuze and Performance

Cull, LK (2009) Deleuze and Performance Deleuze Connections . Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh. ISBN 0748635041

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Abstract

Was performance important to Deleuze? Is Deleuze important to performance; to its practical, as well as theoretical, research? What are the implications of Deleuze's philosophy of difference, process and becoming, for Performance Studies, a field in which many continue to privilege the notion of performance as representation, as anchored by its imitation of an identity: 'the world', 'the play', 'the self'? Deleuze and Performance is a collection of new essays dedicated to Deleuze's writing on theatre and to the productivity of his philosophy for (re)thinking performance. This book provides rigorous analyses of Deleuze's writings on theatre practitioners such as Artaud, Beckett and Carmelo Bene, as well as offering innovative readings of historical and contemporary performance including performance art, dance, new media performance, theatre and opera, which use Deleuze's concepts in exciting new ways. Can philosophy follow Deleuze in overcoming the antitheatrical tradition embedded in its history, perhaps even reconsidering what it means to think in the light of the embodied insights of performance's practitioners? Experts from the fields of Performance Studies and Deleuze Studies come together in this volume and strive to examine these and other issues in a manner that will be challenging, yet accessible to students and established scholars alike.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Philosophy
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Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > School of Arts > Dance, Film and Theatre
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2012 14:42
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 19:44
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/730260

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