Philosophers of art and aesthetics tend to focus on visual art at the expense of other art forms. In this course we will look at the philosophical puzzles and particularities of the performing arts: dance, music, theater, and “performance art.” What is the difference between unique and repeatable artworks? What kind of object is a symphony? Are dancers artists, or just highly skilled craftspeople? How much control should playwrights have over the production of their plays? We will examine these and other questions. Coursework will consist of reading, writing, discussion, and attendance of performances at and around campus.