Ethical encounters: boundaries of theatre, performance and philosophy

Meyer-Dinkgräfe, Daniel and Watt, Daniel (2010) Ethical encounters: boundaries of theatre, performance and philosophy. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne. ISBN 1443816957, 9781443816953

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The essays on dimensions of theatre ethics at the heart of contributions to this volume demonstrate how individual academics and theatre artists have thought about the ethical implications of theatre, and present the concepts and paradigms that have guided and influenced their thinking. They raise relevant issues and debate these in clearly defined, but not uniform ways - ways that have helped them to come to terms with the issues they raise. The reader may agree or disagree with individual authors or individual arguments. If such agreement or disagreement supports them to form and develop their own opinions and resultant actions, this book has served its purpose. This volume arises from the 2007 and 2008 TaPRA conferences and all of its essays, at one level or another, reflect upon what is possible within the environment of theatre. Possibility is one form of ethical engagement with the boundaries of philosophy and performance and reminds us of the inherently political aspect of any ethical question. So whilst the most obviously ethically oriented papers appear towards the end of the volume, in a separate section, let us bear in mind that throughout certain limits of representation will always be in question for any understanding of theatre.

Keywords:ethics, philosophy, theatre, drama, Meyer-Dinkgrafe
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W440 Theatre studies
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V500 Philosophy
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts (Performing Arts)
ID Code:2380
Deposited On:28 Apr 2010 14:40

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