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Theatricality as Medium

Samuel Weber

in Theatricality as Medium

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print December 2004 | ISBN: 9780823224159
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235841 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823224159.003.0001
Theatricality as Medium

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Because of the advent of electronic media and the like, theater and theatricality have tended to gradually diminish. What, then, would theater signify in this age? Also, how is theater conceptualized in Western Europe, given the aftermath of the Hegelian philosophical system with the notions of theater and theatricality as alternative methods of expressing the writer's thoughts? This chapter introduces theater as a medium, in which one has to consider the setting, the situation and condition, the language, and other elements of theater to fully understand the underlying concepts that the writer wishes the audience to understand. With this understanding, the audience will then be able to respond to the writings.

Keywords: theatricality; Hegel; setting; theater; language; medium

Chapter.  12169 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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