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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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A Theatre of Subtractive Extinction: Bene Without Deleuze

A Theatre of Subtractive Extinction: Bene Without Deleuze

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(p.71) Chapter 4 A Theatre of Subtractive Extinction: Bene Without Deleuze
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Deleuze and Performance
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Lorenzo Chiesa

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635030.003.0004

This chapter examines the relevance of Gilles Deleuze's work for the works of Italian director Carmelo Bene. It argues that Deleuze's One Less Manifesto conceived the theatre of continuous variation, particularly Bene's theatre, as one that is initiated and sustained by subtraction. It also questions the compatibility of Deleuze's vitalist concept of subtraction with Bene's own concept of the subtractive.

Keywords:   Gilles Deleuze, Carmelo Bene, One Less Manifesto, theatre, subtraction, vitalist concept

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