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Philosophy as Drama: Deleuze and dramatization in the context of Performance Philosophy

Cull, LK (2013) Philosophy as Drama: Deleuze and dramatization in the context of Performance Philosophy Modern Drama: world drama from 1850 to the present, 56 (4). pp. 498-520.

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This article draws from Gilles Deleuze’s concept of ‘the method of dramatization’, as well as his wider engagement both with dramatic plays, to explore the idea of philosophy as drama and indeed, drama or dramatization as a vital new form of philosophy. Here, we see how Deleuze’s concept of dramatization the invites us to think of philosophical texts as stage directions, and philosophical concepts as characters waiting to be played anew in specific context. In turn, we see how dramatization allows Deleuze to construe both concepts and characters, not as fixed essences, but as individuals arising from a drama of relations. The discussion is placed in the context of recent debates in the emerging field of Performance Philosophy as to what extent philosophy and performance should be considered separate endeavors.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Guildford School of Acting
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Date : 1 December 2013
DOI : 10.3138/md.S87
Contributors :
Kornhaber, D
Uncontrolled Keywords : Gilles Deleuze, philosophy, drama, method of dramatization, philosophy as drama, Nietzsche, performance philosophy
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 15:27
Last Modified : 06 Jul 2019 05:18

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