The Drama of Ideas: Platonic Provocations in Theater and Philosophy

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Contents
1The Poetics of the Platonic Dialogue3
  Plato, Dramatist3
  Plato’s Genres: Tragedy, Comedy, Satyr Play9
  Plato’s Dramaturgy20
2A Brief History of the Socrates Play37
  Socrates on the Stage40
  The Death of Socrates52
  The Comic Stage Philosopher63
3The Drama of Ideas73
  The Modern Socrates Play: August Strindberg and Georg Kaiser75
  Oscar Wilde82
  George Bernard Shaw92
  Luigi Pirandello100
  Bertolt Brecht106
  Tom Stoppard112
4Dramatic Philosophy121
  Søren Kierkegaard125
  Friedrich Nietzsche 138
  Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus148
  Kenneth Burke162
  Gilles Deleuze166
5The New Platonists173
  Iris Murdoch174
  Martha Nussbaum180
  Alain Badiou185
 Epilogue: Dramatic Platonism193

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents xi
  • 1 - The Poetics of the Platonic Dialogue 3
  • 2 - A Brief History of the Socrates Play 37
  • 3 - The Drama of Ideas 73
  • 4 - Dramatic Philosophy 121
  • 5 - The New Platonists 173
  • Epilogue - Dramatic Platonism 193
  • Appendix 1 - Socrates Titles 199
  • Appendix 2 - Charting the Socrates Play 209
  • Notes 211
  • Bibliography 237
  • Index 245
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