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Title The actor and the character : explorations in the psychology of transformative acting / [edited by] Vladimir Mirodan
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
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Contents An independent character -- A brief history of type -- Friends for life: character and literary criticism -- The drama of no character -- Constructing the character -- Psychologies: I. Trait, type and temperament -- Psychologies: II. Conflict and energy -- Psychologies: III. Character on the couch -- Imagining the character -- Experiencing the character -- Deception, self-deception and the transformative actor
Summary "What are the physical and psychological processes which enable actors to create characters so different from themselves? To understand this unique phenomenon, Vladimir Mirodan provides both a historical overview of the evolution of notions of 'character' in Western theatre and a stunning contemporary analysis of the theoretical implications of transformative acting. The Actor and the Character speaks not only to academics and students, but contributes to current lively academic debates around character. Mirodan boldly re-examines some of the fundamental assumptions of actor training and some basic tenets of theatre practice to ask: What happens when one of us 'becomes somebody else'?"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher
Subject Acting -- Psychological aspects.
Acting -- Psychological aspects.
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General
Form Electronic book
Author Mirodan, Vladimir, 1951- editor.
LC no. 2018036683
ISBN 1315723433