Instinct of Theatricality

The instinct of transformation, which Evreinov called the instinct of theatricality could be literally translated as the instinct of ‘transfiguration’. The word Evreinov used is ‘Preobrazhenie’, which literally translates as “transfiguration”. The Russian word also puts a spiritual and communal emphasis on the internal metamorphosis. Evreinov’s theatricality is an almost anthropological category as well as an organic part of being a human. Theatricality is equal to the will of play to pretend to be different, it is a will which Nietzsche would call a will to power. “I” in the context of Evreinov’s theories is a construction and constant changing of human masks in an endless roleplay.


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