Philosophy of the Performing Arts

Philosophy of the Performing Arts

Author(s): David Davies

Published Online: 14 APR 2011 07:47AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405188029

Online ISBN: 9781444343458

DOI: 10.1002/9781444343458

Series Editor(s): Philip Alperson

About this Book

This book provides an accessible yet sophisticated introduction to the significant philosophical issues concerning the performing arts.

  • Presents the significant philosophical issues concerning the performing arts in an accessible style, assuming no prior knowledge
  • Provides a critical overview and a comprehensive framework for thinking about the performing arts

  • Examines the assumption that classical music provides the best model for thinking about artistic performance across the performing arts

  • Explores ways in which the 'classical paradigm' might be extended to other musical genres, to theatre, and to dance

  • Applies the thinking on performing arts to the issue of 'performance art'

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