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Monday, May 14, 2012

Theatre Science? AAPEX Recommended Reading

If one were to study theatre at the university level in Germany, one would study "theatrewissenschaft" - "wissenschaft" being the German word for "science." In fact - probably comes as no surprise - the Germans view all areas of study as sciences and, in fact, there is - has to be - a science to everything, though this may be an uncomfortable thought for Americans, where science and art are basically viewed as antithetical.

No work addresses the subject better than MAN'S RAGE FOR CHAOS: BIOLOGY, BEHAVIOR AND THE ARTS by 20th century philosopher Morse Peckham - well worth a read.

Jaz Dorsey
The Nashville Dramaturgy Project

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