Stoicism and performance : a joyful materialism /

Power's Stoicism and Performance presents Stoicism as a means of navigating key debates and concepts in contemporary theatre and performance. Stoicism has influenced many of the most cited radical thinkers in the discipline of theatre and performance studies; for instance Deleuze, Foucault, Kri...

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Main Author: Power, Cormac (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Leiden ; Boston : Brill Rodopi, [2020]
Series:Consciousness, literature & the arts ; 56.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • 1. Philosophy. The Crystal Theatre ; Theatre and Estrangement
  • 2. Emotion. The Problematic Nature of Emotions ; Working with Emotion as Stoic/Actor
  • 3. Action. Action as Problematic Concept ; Action in the Theatre ; Action in Stoicism ; Action for Actors and Stoics
  • 4. Body. Mind-Body Dualism ; Bodies and Limits ; Stoicism and the Neutral Body ; Contact Improvisation Dance: A Stoic Reading ;-- 5. Performativity. Napoleon and Performativity ; A Contemporary Model of Performativity ; A Stoic Version of Performativity
  • 6. Joy. Joy as Affective Experience of Stoic Mode of Subjectivity ; Theories of Affect in Theatre ; Theatre and Stoic Joy
  • 7. Miscellany. Mindfulness and the Present Moment ; Athletics and Stoic Performance ; Kristeva, Fantasy, and Stoic Improvisation ; Acting with Reservation ; Agamben and the Persona.