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The Necessity of Theater: The Art of Watching and Being Watched

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What is unique and essential about theater? What separates it from other arts? Do we need "theater" in some fundamental way? The art of theater, as Paul Woodruff says in this elegant and unique book, is as necessary - and as powerful - as language itself. Defining theater broadly, including sporting events and social rituals, he treats traditional theater as only one possibility in an art that - at its most powerful - can change lives and (as some peoples believe) bring a divine presence to earth. The Necessity of Theater ...

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The Necessity of Theater: The Art of Watching and Being Watched
2010, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195394801

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The Necessity of Theater: The Art of Watching and Being Watched
2008, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195332001

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