Kierkegaard, Philosophical Fragments, and, Concluding Unscientific Postscript, Volumes I, II
These volumes might consider idealism, failure relative to it, and how the individual mind moves between aspiration and daily reality. Students of performance might consider this movement back and forth, between a realistic position in a daily reality and an aspirational position in an imagined space. They might consider the parallels with clown theory, as the character tries to achieve something, fails, and keeps trying; with the repetition and failure relative to a single desire creating the material for the act. Character/persona might be considered as alternately moving forward in time and narrative, and alternately circling one same thing.