By Freddie Rokem

The interplay among philosophy and theater or functionality has lately turn into a tremendous and cutting edge zone of inquiry. Philosophers and Thespians contributes to this rising box through taking a look at 4 direct encounters among philosophers and thespians, starting with Socrates, Agathon, and Aristophanes in Plato's Symposium and finishing with a dialogue among Walter Benjamin and Bertolt Brecht a couple of brief textual content by way of Franz Kafka. Rokem additionally examines intimately Hamlet's advanced and tragic break up identification as either thinker and thespian, in addition to the serious correspondence among Friedrich Nietzsche and August Strindberg. His investigations—which flow among the fictitious and the historical—culminate in a finished dialogue of the notions of functionality and performativity as derived from the discursive practices of philosophy and function. every now and then aggressive or jointly unique, those discourses additionally merge and have interaction with one another in inventive ways.

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