Philosophy of the Performing Arts
May 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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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’