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Toward a general theory of acting : cognitive science and performance / John Lutterbie.

Author / Creator Lutterbie, John Harry, 1948-
Edition 1st ed.
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Description x, 269 p. ; 22 cm.
Language English
Series Cognitive studies in literature and performance
Cognitive studies in literature and performance.
Subject Acting -- Philosophy.
PERFORMING ARTS / Acting & Auditioning.
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Stagecraft.
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General.
Acting -- Philosophy.
Format Print, Book
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ISBN 9780230113350 (hardback)
0230113354 (hardback)
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Toward a General Theory of Acting explores the actors art through the lens of Dynamic Systems Theory and recent findings in the Cognitive Sciences. An analysis of different theories of acting in the West from Stanislavski to Lecoq is followed by an in depth discussion of technique, improvisation, and creating a score. In the final chapter, the focus shifts to how these three are interwoven when the actor steps in front of an audience, whether performing realist, non-realist, or postdramatic theatre. Far from using the sciences to reduce acting to a formula, Lutterbie celebrates the mystery of the creative process"--

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