Toward a General Theory of Acting: Cognitive Science and Performance (Cognitive Studies in Literature and Performance)

Toward a General Theory of Acting: Cognitive Science and Performance (Cognitive Studies in Literature and Performance)

By: John Lutterbie (author)Paperback

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Toward a General Theory of Acting explores the actor's art through the lens of Dynamic Systems Theory and recent findings in the Cognitive Sciences. An analysis of different theories of acting in the West from Stanislavski to Lecoq is followed by an in depth discussion of technique, improvisation, and creating a score. In the final chapter, the focus shifts to how these three are interwoven when the actor steps in front of an audience, whether performing realist, non-realist, or postdramatic theatre. Far from using the sciences to reduce acting to a formula, Lutterbie celebrates the mystery of the creative process.

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About Author

John Lutterbie is a Professor at Stony Brook University, USA.

Contents

The Language of Acting Theatre and Dynamic Systems Theory The Actor's Tools Technique Improvisation The Actor's Score In Performance

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/10/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781137464064
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 269
  • ID: 9781137464064
  • weight: 359
  • ISBN10: 1137464062

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