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Dr. Jane Milling - Modern Theories of Performance: From Stanislavski to Boal - 9780333775424 - V9780333775424
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Modern Theories of Performance: From Stanislavski to Boal

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Description for Modern Theories of Performance: From Stanislavski to Boal Paperback. The modern era in the theatre is remarkable for the extraordinary role and influence of theoretical practitioners, whose writings have shaped our sense of the possibilities and objectives of performance. This study offers a critical exploration of the theoretical writings of modern practitioners. Num Pages: 208 pages, biography. BIC Classification: ANC; DSBH. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 143 x 220 x 12. Weight in Grams: 274.
The modern era in the theatre is remarkable for the extraordinary role and influence of theoretical practitioners, whose writings have shaped our sense of the possibilities and objectives of performance. This study offers a critical exploration of the theoretical writings of key modern practitioners from Stanlislavski to Boal. Designed to be read alongside primary source material, each chapter offers not only a summary and exposition of these theories, but a critical commentary on their composition as discourses. Close scrutiny of the cultural context and figurative language of these important, and sometimes difficult, texts yields fresh insight into the ideas ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2001
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Condition
New
Number of Pages
198
Place of Publication
, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780333775424
SKU
V9780333775424
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About Dr. Jane Milling
JANE MILLING is Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Drama at the University of Exeter. GRAHAM LEY is Director of taught Postgraduate Studies in the School of Music and Drama at the University of Exeter.

Reviews for Modern Theories of Performance: From Stanislavski to Boal
'This is a 'concentrated critical analysis' of the rhetoric of these writings about performance...Together with the generic frameworks of the theoretical text (dialogue, manifesto, history, and interview), the often problematic (and on occasion contradictory) operation of the dominant metaphors in each theorist's writing is examined...[This book] should not only stimulate 'further interest and enquiry' in the student but also refresh ... Read more

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