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06/26/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Paul Woodruff is a professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin, and the author of The Necessity of Theater: The Art of Watching and Being Watched, where he argues that theater is essential to the development of healthy individuals and healthy societies.

In the second part of an interview conducted last week, WMNF asked Woodruff about playwright Bertolt Brecht. Woodruff writes that Brecht wrote his plays to provoke, and not to obstruct critical thought. Woodruff writes t...

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Author speaks on "The Necessity of Theatre" listen

06/20/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Paul Woodruff is a professor of Philosophy and Classics at the University of Texas at Austin. He’s just written a book called, The Necessity of Theatre: The Art of Watching and Being Watched.

In the book, he writes that he wants to demonstrate that theatre is not a dying art form.

WMNF spoke with him earlier this week. We’ll hear more from him on next week’s Evening News.

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