Philosophy of the Performing Arts
Copyright © 2011 David Davies
Author(s): David Davies
Published Online: 14 APR 2011 07:47AM EST
Print ISBN: 9781405188029
Online ISBN: 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'