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Thinking Through Theatre

Maaike Bleeker

in Deleuze and Performance

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print May 2005 | ISBN: 9780748635030
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652587 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635030.003.0008
Thinking Through Theatre

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This chapter explores the relationship between theatre and thinking through a confrontation of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari's philosophical staging of thinking with Ivana Müller's theatrical staging of thinking in How Heavy Are My Thoughts? It explains that Müller's lecture performance reports her attempts to find an answer to the question concerning the mind/body dualism. It argues that Deleuze and Guattari did not mention theatre in their work, their account of thinking suggests the possibility of conceiving of theatre in terms of thinking.

Keywords: theatre; thinking; Gilles Deleuze; Félix Guattari; Ivana Müller; How Heavy Are My Thoughts?; lecture performance; mind/body dualism

Chapter.  5666 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy

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