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Deleuze and Performance$
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Laura Cull

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780748635030

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635030.001.0001

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Expression and Affect in Kleist, Beckett and Deleuze

Expression and Affect in Kleist, Beckett and Deleuze

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(p.54) Chapter 3 Expression and Affect in Kleist, Beckett and Deleuze
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Deleuze and Performance
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Anthony Uhlmann

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635030.003.0003

This chapter examines the concepts of expression and affect in the works of Heinrich von Kleist, Samuel Beckett, and Gilles Deleuze. It suggests that Kleist, Beckett, and Edward Gordon-Craig belong a minor tradition of acting and explains that this minor tradition is one that aims to create a theatre which moves away from the inner world of an actor in favour of developing affects which express an external composite world. It also analyses Kleist's short story ‘On the Marionette Theatre’ and Deleuze's Expressionism in Philosophy: Spinoza.

Keywords:   expression, affect, Heinrich von Kleist, Samuel Beckett, Gilles Deleuze, Edward Gordon-Craig, acting, theatre, On the Marionette Theatre, Expressionism in Philosophy

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