Still thrills: The drama of chess

Gary Alan Fine, Harvey Young

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Although chess is a game that is played, it is also an event that is performed. An analysis of the Fischer-Spassky World Championship, the match between Garry Kasparov and IBM's Deep Blue, and the European tour of the 19th-century American champion Paul Morphy reveals the qualities that make competitive chess a theatrical event that relies both on bodies and on imaginations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-98
Number of pages12
JournalTDR - The Drama Review - A Journal of Performance Studies
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Literature and Literary Theory


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