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The Purpose of Playing: Modern Acting Theories in Perspective

The Purpose of Playing: Modern Acting Theories in Perspective (Paperback)

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"The Purpose of Playing" is the first book to analyze and synthesize modern critical acting theories, their historical evolution, and their relationship to one another, enabling students, teachers, and professionals to comprehend the different aesthetic possibilities available to actors today. Robert Gordon identifies six categories of twentieth-century acting, each of which constitutes a different tradition of performance: realistic characterization, visual/ scenographic emphasis, improvisation and games, political theater, self-exploration, and cultural exchange. Theorists discussed include: Stanislavski, Chekhov, Meyerhold, Copeau, Laban, Brecht, Artaud, Grotowski, and Michael Brook, among others.

Film, TV & DramaActors & Acting techniquesActing techniques Publisher: The University of Michigan Press Publication Date: 01/07/2006 ISBN-13: 9780472068876  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Robert Gordon is Reader in Drama, Goldsmiths College, University of London.

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