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Performance Philosophy: Staging a New Field

Cull, LK (2014) Performance Philosophy: Staging a New Field In: Encounters in Performance Philosophy. Performance Philosophy (1). Palgrave Macmillan, London and New York, pp. 15-38. ISBN 9781137462718

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Acknowledging the long history of interest in the relationship between performance and philosophy, Cull’s introductory chapter nevertheless argues that Performance Philosophy is a new interdisciplinary field in its own right, not just a ‘turn’ within Theatre and Performance Studies. The chapter then argues against the idea that ‘performance’ and ‘philosophy’ are fundamentally distinct, and in favour of the concept of ‘performance as philosophy.’ Cull provides a critique of the tendency to merely apply extant philosophy to performance but also acknowledges the real difficulty of escaping the illustrative mode, suggesting that to do so requires a radical expansion or mutation of the concept of philosophy – as called for by the French theorist François Laruelle in his evocation of ‘non-standard philosophy.’

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Guildford School of Acting
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Lagaay, A
Date : 16 October 2014
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Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 15:31
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