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Why Do Actors Train?: Embodiment for Theatre Makers and Thinkers (Hardback)

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How are we to understand the actor's work as a fully embodied process?

'Embodied cognition' is a branch of contemporary philosophy which attempts to frame human understanding as a fully embodied interaction with the environment. Engaging with ideas of contemporary significance from neuroscience, psychology, linguistics, and philosophy, Why Do Actors Train? challenges outmoded mind/body dualistic notions that permeate common conceptions of how actors work. Theories of embodiment are drawn up to shed important light on the ways and reasons actors do what they do.

Through detailed, step-by-step analyses of specific actor-training exercises, the author examines the tools that actors use to perform roles. This book provides theatre practitioners with a new lens to re-examine their craft, offering a framework to understand the art form as one that is fundamentally grounded in embodied experience.

Film, TV & DramaActors & Acting techniquesActing techniquesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesInterdisciplinary studies Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 23/02/2023 ISBN-13: 9781350236967  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Brad Krumholz is Distinguished Lecturer and Head of Production for the Hunter College Theatre Department, Hunter College, USA. He is also Artistic Director and Co-Founder of North American Cultural Laboratory (www.NACL.org). His recent publications include "The Problem of Movement Theatre" in Movement for Actors (Methuen Drama, 2013) and Encountering Ensemble (Methuen Drama, 2013).

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