All listings for this product
About this product
- DescriptionFor Alain Badiou, theatre--unlike cinema--is the place for the staging of a truly emancipatory collective subject. In this sense theatre is, of all the arts, the one strictly homologous to politics: both theatre and politics depend on a limited set of texts or statements, collectively enacted by a group of actors or militants, which put a limit on the excessive power of the state. This explains why the history of theatre has always been inseparable from a history of state repression and censorship. This definitive collection includes t only Badiou's pamphlet Rhapsody for the Theatre but also essays on Jean-Paul Sartre, on the political destiny of contemporary theatre, and on Badiou's own work as a playwright, as author of the Ahmed Tetralogy.
- Author BiographyAlain Badiou teaches philosophy at the Ecole normale superieure and the College international de philosophie in Paris. In addition to several novels, plays and political essays, he has published a number of major philosophical works, including Theory of the Subject ; Being and Event ; Manifesto for Philosophy ; and Gilles Deleuze. His recent books include The Meaning of Sarkozy ; Ethics ; Metapolitics ; Polemics ; The Communist Hypothesis ; Five Lessons on Wagner ; and Wittgenstein's Antiphilosophy. Bruno Bosteels, Professor of Romance Studies at Cornell University, is the author of Badiou and Politics ; Marx and Freud in Latin America ; and The Actuality of Communism. He is also the translator of several books by Alain Badiou: Theory of the Subject ; Can Politics Be Thought? ; and What Is Antiphilosophy? Essays on Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Lacan. He currently serves as the General Editor of Diacritics.
- Author(s)Alain Badiou
- PublisherVerso Books
- Date of Publication02/09/2013
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintVerso Books
- Weight336 g
- Width140 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Introduction byBruno Bosteels
Best-selling in Non-Fiction Books
Save on Non-Fiction Books
- AU $57.99Trending at AU $62.11
- AU $34.67Trending at AU $36.61
- AU $73.12Trending at AU $74.82
- AU $18.13Trending at AU $23.76
- AU $37.59Trending at AU $40.09
- AU $34.02Trending at AU $36.09
- AU $28.52Trending at AU $29.80
This item doesn't belong on this page.
Thanks, we'll look into this.