The Drama of Ideas: Platonic Provocations in Theater and Philosophy

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Index
Abel, Lionel, 48–49, 100, 104, 226n7
Absurd, theatre of the. See Esslin Actors
critique of, 5, 27, 32, 73, 87–88, 98, 101, 108–110, 169
use of, 9, 74, 157, 159, 191, 194
Adams, George, Heathen Martyr: Or Death of Socrates, The, 53–56
Addison, Joseph, Cato, 60–61
Adorno, Theodor, 150, 228n7
Aeschylus, 139, Agamemnon, 179
Afterlife, the, 96
Kierkegaard and, 135–136
Nussbaum and, 183–185
of Socrates, 10
Sartre and, 153–154
Shaw and, 96–98
Stoppard and, 118–119
Agathon, 17, 19, 53, 71, 80
Alcibiades
and homosexuality, 44
as historical figure, 17
Brecht and, 106
censored, 43
dramatic renderings of, 51, 55, 59, 65–68, 219n38
Hadot and, 214n36
in painting, 40, 42, 44, 52
Kaiser and, 80–82
Murdoch and, 179
Nussbaum and, 182–183
Plato and, 18–19, 22, 24
Plutarch and, 51, 220n39
Strindberg and, 77–79
Allegory, 131, 164
American Revolution, 57
Anderson, Maxwell, Barefoot in Athens, 45–46
Antitheatricalism, 73, 122
and existentialism, 157–158
Badiou and, 190
Brecht and, 110
Kaiser and, 81–82
Kierkegaard and, 137
Nietzsche and, 141–142
Antihero, 16, 20, 80
Aphorism, 85, 92, 95
Apollo, 47, 139
Arieti, James A., 213n26
Aristophanes
and homosexuality, 43, 44
and the Socrates play, 57, 62, 64–70, 78–80
Clouds, The, 4, 15–16
Kierkegaard and, 126–127
Plato and, 17, 19, 25
Aristotle
and modern drama, 73, 82, 88, 99, 108, 112
critique of, 7, 53, 55, 58
on character, 21–22
on dramatic action, 24–25, 215n57

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The Drama of Ideas: Platonic Provocations in Theater and Philosophy
Table of contents

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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