Acts : theater, philosophy, and the performing self /

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Author / Creator:Zamir, Tzachi, 1967- author.
Imprint:Ann Arbor : The University of Michigan Press, 2014.
Description:1 online resource
Language:English
Series:Theater: theory/text/performance
Theater--theory/text/performance.
Subject:Acting -- Philosophy.
Acting.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Theater -- General.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Theater -- History & Criticism.
Acting.
Acting -- Philosophy.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12681194
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ISBN:9780472120291
0472120298
9781306881265
1306881269
9780472072132
0472072137
9780472052134
0472052136
Digital file characteristics:data file
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:Why do people act? Why are other people drawn to watch them? How is acting as a performing art related to role-playing outside the theater? As the first philosophical study devoted to acting, Acts sheds light on some of the more evasive aspects of the acting experience - such as the import of the actor's voice, the ethical unease sometimes felt while embodying particular sequences, and the meaning of inspriration. Tzachi Zamir explores acting's relationship to everyday role-playing through a surprising range of examples of "lived acting," including pornography, masochism, and eating disorders. By unearthing the deeper mobilizing structures that underlie dissimilar forms of staged and non-staged role-playing, Acts offers a multilayered meditation on the percolation from acting to life. -- from back cover.
Other form:Print version: Zamir, Tzachi, 1967- Acts 9780472072132
Standard no.:10.3998/mpub.6610419