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Action - Anthropology in the Company of Shakespeare
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Action - Anthropology in the Company of Shakespeare (Paperback)

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Focusing on performing Shakespeare's plays, and on the player's use of and reflections upon time, space, plot, and acting, Kirsten Hastrup aims at a new understanding of action and motivation within any social setting. By listening to such experts of action as the players of Shakespeare, we achieve a comprehensive reappraisal of current notions of human agency. In the process, we are offered a set of methodological tools and analytical concepts that may enrich future anthropological analyses of individual actions in their social context. "

Kirsten Hastrup is a professor of anthropology at the University of Copenhagen. She is the author of numerous books on anthropology, theatre and human rights.

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