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Author Valerie, Susanne, author.

Title Actors and the art of performance : under exposure / Susanne Valerie ; translated from the German by Laura Radosh and Alice Lagaay.

Publication Info. Houndsmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.


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Description 1 online resource (XI, 120 pages).
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Series Performance Philosophy
Performance philosophy.
Contents Part I: Hits -- 1. Auditorium X -- Double stalemate -- Turning point, peripeteia -- Turn around -- i, mine -- 2. Speculations -- Actors' fears -- Crying -- Child's play -- Exposed -- With-out me -- 3. Black out -- First time at the theater -- Part II: Experts in being? -- 4. The actor: A creature of fable -- why do you want to be an actor? -- 5. The Causa Corpora -- The kiss of Olympia -- Machine against man -- The actor's trump card -- 6. The gift of acting -- Skipping -- Prejudice -- Subject-based thinking versus stage experience -- Master and servant -- Bodies on stage -- Innocence of becoming -- Language and speaking -- Digesting speech -- Counterwords -- The Other, the others -- Affect versus thought -- Thinking and acting -- Repetition -- 7. The gift of death -- Tu es mort -- Theater as a symbolic death -- Point of no return -- Felicity -- a salto mortale -- Our friend Touchstone -- 8. Finale and punctum -- Why do you want to be an actor?
Summary Actors and the Art of Performance: Under Exposure combines the authoŕℓℓs two main biographical paths: her professional commitment to the fi elds of both theater and philosophy. The art of acting on stage is analyzed here not only from the theoretical perspective of a spectator but also from the perspective of the actor. The author draws on her experience as both a theater actor and a university professor whose teachings in the art of acting rely heavily on her own experience and also on her philosophical knowledge. The book is unique not only in terms of its content but also in terms of its style. Written in a multiplicity of voices, the text oscillates between philosophical reasoning and narrative forms of writing, including micronarratives, fables, parables, and inter alia by Carroll, Hoff mann, and Kleist. Hence the book claims that a transdisciplinary dialogue between the art of acting and the art of philosophical thinking calls for an aesthetic study that questions and begins to seek alternatives to traditionally established and ingrained formats of philosophy. This book is open access under a CC BY license.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
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Subject Acting -- Philosophy.
Performing arts.
Theater -- Philosophy.
Performance art.
Culture -- Study and teaching.
Acting. (OCoLC)fst00796146
Acting -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst00796155
Actresses. (OCoLC)fst00796328
Culture -- Study and teaching. (OCoLC)fst00885086
Performance art. (OCoLC)fst01057852
Performing arts. (OCoLC)fst01057887
Theater. (OCoLC)fst01149217
Theater -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst01149273
Music, Dance, Drama & Film.
Added Author Radosh, Laura, translator.
Lagaay, Alice, translator.
Other Form: Printed edition: 9781137596338
ISBN 9781137596352 (e-pub)
113759635X (e-pub)
9781137596338 (hardback)
1137596333 hardback
Standard No. 10.1057/9781137596345 doi
ISBN 9781137596345
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