Dwight Watson: 2010 LaFollette Lecture  

Professor Watson talks with Gary LaFollette following his presentation.


"On the stage, we are interested in the 'moment," organized and arranged moments of mimesis—“the imitation of an action,” or more accurately, the re-presentation of an action. Here, I feel the need to take a line from Bill Placher’s LaFollette lecture, now 20 years ago, when he said: “One of the functions of the humanities is to capture the transcendent in the single, ordinary moment”.

"In the theater, we attempt to capture moments and we employ the entity best equipped to represent the dramatic imagination—the actor." 

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