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Acting By Phillip Zarrilli

by Phillip Zarrilli

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A stimulating analysis of acting as a psychophysical phenomenon and process across cultures and disciplines. Taking an 'enactive approach' to understanding acting as a process, the authors discuss psychophysical acting and performance within the Stanislavsky lineage, in dance and devised theatre practices, and in performance in India and Japan.
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Acting: Psychophysical Phenomenon and Process by Phillip Zarrilli

What is the relationship between 'body' and 'mind', 'inner' and 'outer' in any approach to acting? How have different modes of actor training shaped actors' experiences of acting and how they understand their work? Phillip B. Zarrilli, Jerri Daboo and Rebecca Loukes offer insight into such questions, analysing acting as a psychophysical phenomenon and process across cultures and disciplines, and providing in-depth accounts of culturally and historically specific approaches to acting. Individual chapters explore:

* psychophysical acting and the legacy of Stanislavsky
* European psychophysical practices of dance and theatre
* traditional and contemporary psychophysical approaches to performance in India and Japan
* insights from the new sciences on the 'situated bodymind' of the actor
* intercultural perspectives on acting

This lively study is ideal for students and practitioners alike.

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Acting Reviews

"The book offers a significant and original contribution to knowledge in the field. Working through phenomenology, intercultural performance, cognitive psychology, neuroscience and ecology the work is current and insightful, and the authors respond to these fields confidently and persuasively." - Anna Fenemore, University of Leeds, UK "...excitingly imagined. It may transform, and beneficially so, the occidental theatre." Simon Williams, Theatre Research International

About Phillip Zarrilli

Phillip B. Zarrilli is Professor of Performance Practice at the University of Exeter, UK, and the founding Artistic Director of The Llanarth Group, Wales, UK.

Jerri Daboo is Senior Lecturer in Drama at the University of Exeter, UK, and has worked as a performer and director for many years.
Rebecca Loukes is Senior Lecturer in Drama at the University of Exeter, UK, and Co-Artistic Director of RedCape Theatre, UK.

Table of Contents

List of Figures.- Acknowledgements.- Notes on the Authors.- Preface; Phillip B. Zarrilli, Jerri Daboo, Rebecca Loukes.- 1. Introduction: Acting as Psychophysical Phenomenon and Process; Phillip B. Zarrilli.- 2. Psychophysical Acting in India; Phillip B. Zarrilli.- 3. Psychophysical Acting in Japan; Phillip B. Zarrilli.- 4. Stanislavsky and the Psychophysical in Western Acting; Jerri Daboo.- 5. Making Movement: The Psychophysical in 'Embodied' Practices; Rebecca Loukes.- 6. Beyond the Psychophysical? The 'Situated', 'Enactive' Bodymind in Performance; Rebecca Loukes.- Afterword: Dialogue and Paradox; Jerri Daboo.- Appendix I: An historical/contextual introduction to intercultural theatre; Phillip B Zarrilli.- References.- Endnotes.

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Acting: Psychophysical Phenomenon and Process by Phillip Zarrilli
Phillip Zarrilli
Theatre and Performance Practices
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Macmillan Education UK
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