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Acting (Re)Considered By Phillip B. Zarrilli

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A challenging collection of essays about intercultural theories of acting, training and the actor's body in performance. Included are discussions on acting by or about major twentieth century figures such as Grotowski, Barba & Brecht.
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Acting (Re)Considered: Theory and Practice by Phillip B. Zarrilli

Acting (Re)Considered is an exceptionally wide-ranging collection of seminal essays on theories of acting, ideas about the body and training, and the actor in performance. Included are discussions on acting by or about many of the major figures who have shaped late nineteenth and twentieth century performance, including:
* Delsarte
* Meyerhold
* Copeau
* Decroux
* Artaud
* Brecht
* Growtowski
* Barba
* Suzuki
* Fo
* Rosenthal
* DaFoe

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Table of Contents

Preface 1. General Introduction: Between Theory and Practice Phillip B. Zarrilli PART I: Theories of and Meditations on Acting 2. Introduction Phillip B. Zarrilli 3. The Actor's Presence: Three Phenomenal Modes Bert O. States 4. On Acting and Not-Acting Michael Kirby 5. 'Just Be Yourself' Logocentrism and Difference in Performance Theory Philip Auslander Part II (Re) Considering the Body and Training 6. Introduction Phillip B. Zarrilli 7. Meyerhold's Biomechanics Mel Gordon 8. Etienne Decroux's Promethan Mime Deidre Sklar 9. Actor Training in the Neutral Mask Sears A. Aldredge and Hollis W. Huston 10. Eastern and WEstern Influence Ian Watson 11. Bali and Grotowski: Some Parallels in the Training Process I. Wayan Lendra 12. Culture is the Body Tadashi Suzuki 13. My Bodies: The Performer in West Java Kathy Foley 14. 'on the edge of a breath, looking...' Disciplining the Actor's Bodymind in the Asian/Experimental Theatre Program Phillip B. Zarrilli 15. Effector patterns of basic emotions: a psychophysiological method for training actors Susana Block, Pedro Orthous and Guy Santibanex-H. PART III: (Re) Considering the Actor in Performance 16. Introduction Phillip B. Zarrilli 17. Brecht and the Contradictory Actor John Rouse 18. Dario Fo: The Roar of the Clown Ron Jenkins 19. Forum Theatre Augusto Boal 20. An Epic System Duane Krause 21. Resisting the ''Organic'': A Feminist Actor's Approach Lauren Love 22. Rachel Rosenthal Creating Her Selves Eelka Lampe 23. Task and Vision: Willen Dafoe in L.S.D. Philip Auslander 24. David Warrilow: Creating Symbol and Cypher Laurie Lassiter Notes Bibliography and References Cited Bibliographical Note: Actors Speaking on Acting Notes on Contributors Photo Captions

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Acting (Re)Considered: Theory and Practice by Phillip B. Zarrilli
Phillip B. Zarrilli
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