In its edition on Sunday, February 19, 2017, the Philosophical Theatre hosted Mladen Dolar, one of the leading Slovenian philosophers.
As a member of the renowned Slovenian psychoanalytical school together with Slavoj Žižek and Alenka Zupančić, in his works he represents the successful synthesis of Lacan’s psychoanalysis and the philosophy of the German classical idealism.
Dolar extensively wrote about Beckett, music, opera and theatre and criticised capitalism. His books published in the Croatian language are O škrtosti (Antibabarus, 2009) and Glas i ništa više (Disput, 2009), while in cooperation with Žižek he wrote a book Opera’s Second Death.
For the Philosophical Theatre, Mladen Dolar is preparing a special lecture on the relationship between philosophy and theatre; this will actually be the first time since the foundation of the Philosophical Theatre that the purpose and the meaning of the Philosophical Theatre is going to be explained. This edition will definitely be a treat for both theatre lovers and fans of philosophy.