Actors and the Art of Performance: Under Exposure (Performance Philosophy)

Actors and the Art of Performance: Under Exposure (Performance Philosophy)

By: Susanne Granzer (author)Hardback

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Actors and the Art of Performance: Under Exposure combines the author's two main biographical paths: her professional commitment to the fi elds of both theater and philosophy. The art of acting on stage is analyzed here not only from the theoretical perspective of a spectator but also from the perspective of the actor. The author draws on her experience as both a theater actor and a university professor whose teachings in the art of acting rely heavily on her own experience and also on her philosophical knowledge. The book is unique not only in terms of its content but also in terms of its style. Written in a multiplicity of voices, the text oscillates between philosophical reasoning and narrative forms of writing, including micronarratives, fables, parables, and inter alia by Carroll, Hoff mann, and Kleist. Hence the book claims that a transdisciplinary dialogue between the art of acting and the art of philosophical thinking calls for an aesthetic study that questions and begins to seek alternatives to traditionally established and ingrained formats of philosophy. This book is open access under a CC BY license.

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About Author

Susanne Granzer, alias Susanne Valerie, is a professional actress and professor at the renowned Max Reinhardt Seminar at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna. Parallel to her career in acting, she was awarded a PhD in Philosophy by the University of Vienna in 1995. Her research focuses on the actor on stage, artistic research, and Performance Philosophy. She often collaborates on lecture performances with Viennese philosopher Arno Bohler. Together they founded the Viennese art factory GRENZ fi lm, and they are the driving force behind, and main curators of, the international festival series "Philosophy on Stage."


Nous pathetikos PART I: HITS 1.Auditorium X 2.Speculations 3.Black out PART II: EXPERTS IN BEING? 4.The actor. A creature of fable 5.The Causa Corpora 6.The Gift of Acting 7.The Gift of Death 8.Finale and punctum

Product Details

  • publication date: 04/04/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781137596338
  • Format: Hardback
  • Year: 2016
  • Number Of Pages: 131
  • ID: 9781137596338
  • weight: 324
  • ISBN10: 1137596333

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