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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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Thinking Through Theatre

Thinking Through Theatre

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(p.147) Chapter 8 Thinking Through Theatre
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Deleuze and Performance
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Maaike Bleeker

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635030.003.0008

This chapter explores the relationship between theatre and thinking through a confrontation of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari's philosophical staging of thinking with Ivana Müller's theatrical staging of thinking in How Heavy Are My Thoughts? It explains that Müller's lecture performance reports her attempts to find an answer to the question concerning the mind/body dualism. It argues that Deleuze and Guattari did not mention theatre in their work, their account of thinking suggests the possibility of conceiving of theatre in terms of thinking.

Keywords:   theatre, thinking, Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, Ivana Müller, How Heavy Are My Thoughts?, lecture performance, mind/body dualism

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