Alenka Zupančič. The Chorus and The Real in Poetic Art. 2011

source: European Graduate School  2012年5月24日
http://www.egs.edu/ Alenka Zupančič, Slovenian philosopher and author, talking about what is the real in the context of poetic art in response to Frederich Schiller's "On the Use of the Chorus in Tragedy". In this lecture, Zupančič discusses the Schiller's views on the chorus, art and the real, art and the ideal, realism in theatre, semblance, artistic positioning and sequence of events in art, whimsical creativity as dead end, the fantastic as the reverse side of realism, the affect of freedom and spectatorship, nature as an idea, art as mediator between reality and the ideal, the role of the chorus in theatre, the chorus in modern theatre, what is not are but true entertainment, Marcel Duchamp's "Fountain", what is specific about poetic language, symbolic forms and the artifice of the chorus, poetic art creating the real through re-doublement, consequence of the chorus, the language of tragedy, the role of the chorus according to Jacques Lacan, the Schillerean chorus, the chorus as organ that creates the space of the real in theatre. Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland Europe 2011 Alenka Zupančič.
Alenka Zupančič is a Slovenian philosopher whose work focuses on psychoanalysis and continental philosophy.

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