Inutilious Propaedeutics: Performances in Theatre and Law

Peter Goodrich

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Returning to the common roots of theatre and law, Theatrical Jurisprudence uses post-dramatic theatre as a method for reconceptualizing how we think law and particularly how we apprehend legality. Starting from the thespian’s training in and awareness of the body, Theatrical Jurisprudence argues for an active and sensory appreciation of the role of coporeality not only in performing law but also in understanding the relationships and conflicts that constitute the practice of the lawyer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSocial and Legal Studies
StateAccepted/In press - 2020


  • Grotowski
  • gesture
  • histrions
  • minor jurisprudence
  • poor theatre
  • sense

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • General Social Sciences
  • Law


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