More on "The Art of Watching and Being Watched"

06/26/08 Mitch E. Perry
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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 that Brecht’s theory of Epic Theater is bad theory, and worse theater – but that’s not what actually happens.

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