Acting (re)considered : a theoretical and practical guide /

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Edition:2nd ed.
Imprint:London ; New York : Routledge, 2002.
Description:1 online resource (xx, 396 pages) : illustrations
Series:Worlds of performance
Worlds of performance.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Acting & Auditioning.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Varying Form of Title:Acting reconsidered
Other authors / contributors:Zarrilli, Phillip B., 1947-2020.
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-388) and index.
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Summary:Acting (Re)Considered is an exceptionally wide-ranging collection of theories on acting, ideas about body and training, and statements about the actor in performance. This second edition includes five new essays and has been fully revised and updated, with discussions by or about major figures who have shaped theories and practices of acting and performance from the late nineteenth century to the present. The essays - by directors, historians, actor trainers and actors - bridge the gap between theories and practices of acting, and between East and West. No other book provides such a wealth of primary and secondary sources, bibliographic material, and diversity of approaches. It includes discussions of such key topics as:* how we think and talk about acting* acting and emotion* the actor's psychophysical process* the body and training* the actor in performance* non-Western and cross-cultural paradigms of the body, training and acting. Acting (Re)Considered is vital reading for all those interested in performance.
Other form:Print version: Acting (re)considered. 2nd ed. London ; New York : Routledge, 2002
Table of Contents:
  • General introduction : between theory and practice / Phillip B. Zarrilli
  • Part I : Theories of and Meditations on Acting
  • Introduction / Phillip B. Zarrilli
  • The actor's presence : three phenomenal modes / Bert O. States
  • On acting and not-acting / Michael Kirby
  • "Just be your self" : logocentrism and difference in performance theory / Philip Auslander
  • The actor's emotions reconsidered : a psychological task-based perspective / Elly Konijn
  • Part II : (Re)considering the body and training
  • Introduction / Phillip B. Zarrilli
  • An amulet made of memory : the significance of exercises in the actor's dramaturgy / Eugenio Barba
  • Meyerhold's biomechanics / Mel Gordon
  • Etienne Decroux's Promethean mime / Deidre Sklar
  • Actor training in the neutral mask / Sears A. Eldredge and Hollis W. Huston
  • Bali and Grotowski : some parallels in the training process / I. Wayan Lendra
  • Culture is the body / Tadashi Suzuki
  • My bodies : the performer in West Java / Kathy Foley
  • "On the edge of a breath, looking" : cultivating the actor's bodymind through Asian martial/meditation arts / Phillip B. Zarrilli
  • The Gardzienice Theatre Association of Poland / Paul Allain
  • Effector patterns of basic emotions : a psychophysiological method for training actors / Susana Bloch, Pedro Orthous and Guy Santibañez-H
  • Part III : (Re)considering the actor in performance
  • Introduction / Phillip B. Zarrilli
  • Brecht and the contradictory actor / John Rouse
  • Dario Fo : the roar of the clown / Ron Jenkins
  • Forum theatre / Augusto Boal
  • Resisting the "organic" : a feminist actor's approach / Lauren Love
  • Rachel Rosenthal creating her selves / Eelka Lampe
  • Task and vision : Willem Dafoe in LSD / Philip Auslander
  • David Warrilow : creating symbol and cypher / Laurie Lassiter
  • Robert Wilson and the actor : performing in Danton's Death / Ellen Halperin-Royer
  • Anna Deavere Smith Part I : The word becomes you : an interview by / Carol Martin
  • Anna Deavere Smith Part II : Acting as incorporation / Richard Schechner.