Modern Theories of Performance: From Stanislavski to Boal

Modern Theories of Performance: From Stanislavski to Boal

by Jane Milling, Graham Ley
     
 


The modern era in the theatre is notable for the influential role of theoretical practitioners whose writings have shaped a sense of the possibilities of performance. This book is a critical exploration of the theoretical writings of key modern theorists from Stanlislavski to Boal. It offers not only a summary of these theories but a critical commentary on their… See more details below

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The modern era in the theatre is notable for the influential role of theoretical practitioners whose writings have shaped a sense of the possibilities of performance. This book is a critical exploration of the theoretical writings of key modern theorists from Stanlislavski to Boal. It offers not only a summary of these theories but a critical commentary on their composition as discourses.

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The authors (both teach drama at the U. of Exeter, England) have written a summary and exposition of the theoretical writings of seven influential writers of 20th-century theater. The writers selected are: Stanislavski, Adolphe Appia, Edward Gordon Craig, Vsevolod Meyerhold, Jacques Copeau, Antonin Artaud, Jerzy Grotowski, and Augusto Boal. This volume is designed for students to read alongside the primary source material in both undergraduate and graduate courses. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780333775417
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.64(d)

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