Behind Theatrical Performance
Susan Feagin (), Dr. James Hamilton (Kansas State University), David Saltz (), Paul Woodruff (University of Texas, Austin)

part of: American Philosophical Association Central Division 2014 Meeting
February 27, 2914, 9:00am - 12:00pm
American Philosophical Association

Palmer House Hilton
Chicago
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“Behind Theatrical Performance

Thurs. Feb. 27 9:00-noon

Group Session on Aesthetics @ the Central APA

Four papers will be presented.  Each probes behind what seems on offer in standard theatrical performance by examining overlooked substructure (scripts), unsuspected loci of thought and action (puppet and robot minds), or unanticipated sources of added value (the sacramental). Thus each paper takes us beyond, below, or behind the surface to expose unnoticed machinery and diagnose the basis for its effects.

The session in full:  “Behind Theatrical Performance

·         "Play Scripts and Dramatic Literature"

·         Susan Feagin

·         Department of Philosophy  Temple University

·         "Spectating Animated Objects"

·         James Hamilton

·         Department of Philosophy  Kansas State University

·         "Robotic Actors"

·         David Z. Saltz

·         Department of Theatre and Film Studies  Georgia State University

·         "The Sacraments of Performance"

·         Paul Woodruff

·         Department of Philosophy  University of Texas - Austin

This session is sponsored by the American Society for Aesthetics.   Please join us at the APA.

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