The idea of the actor : drama and the ethics of performance /

Analyzing the relationship between dramatic action and the controversial art of acting, William Worthen demonstrates that what it means to act, to be an actor, and to communicate through acting embodies both an ethics of acting and a poetics of drama.Originally published in 1984.The Princeton Legacy...

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Author / Creator:Worthen, William B., 1955- author.
Imprint:Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [1984]
©1984
Description:1 online resource (281 pages) : illustrations
Language:English
Subject:Acting.
Drama.
English drama -- History and criticism.
Theater.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Acting & Auditioning.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Theater -- General.
Acting.
Drama.
English drama.
Theater.
Electronic books.
7 -- Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11277062
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ISBN:9781400857531
1400857538
069106623X
9780691066233
0691612064
9780691612065
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:Analyzing the relationship between dramatic action and the controversial art of acting, William Worthen demonstrates that what it means to act, to be an actor, and to communicate through acting embodies both an ethics of acting and a poetics of drama.Originally published in 1984.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Other form:Print version: Worthen, William B. Idea of the actor : drama and the ethics of performance. Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [1984] 269 pages ; 23 cm 9780691612065
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