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Theater and Integrity: Emptying Selves in Drama, Ethics and Religion
Four decades ago Tom F. Driver brought theater into discussion with religion and modern theology. It has been a rich ongoing dialogue, but one that now demands a bold new engagement. In Theater and Integrity, Larry D. Bouchard argues that while the “antitheatrical prejudice” regards theater as epitomizing the absence of integrity, theater’s ways of being realized in ensemb ...more
Hardcover, 438 pages
Published August 28th 2011 by Northwestern University Press
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I was an associate pastor for about 5 years and have spent lots of time reading theologians, commentators, etc. Always, I was also interested in artists, fiction mainly. And I would say that in the 6 years or so since being a pastor I have read a lot more fiction. I feel like in this book, by entering Ethics and Religion through theater there is more power behind them. Shelby Foote once wrote in a letter to Walker Percy:"We [artists] are outriders for the saints; we go beyond (where they wont ...more