Performing Emotions: Gender, Bodies, Spaces, in Chekhov's Drama and Stanislavski's Theatre

Performing Emotions: Gender, Bodies, Spaces, in Chekhov's Drama and Stanislavski's Theatre

by Peta Tait

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ISBN-13: 9781351912105
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/05/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Contents: Introducing Emotions: The politics of emotions in theatre; Discursive approaches; Defining emotions: Hope and Despair: Theatrical Emotions, Hysteria and Masculinity: Self-dramatisation and Chekhov's characters;The Seagull (1896); Reverberating fictions and love; The characterisation of hysteria; Uncle Vanya (1897); A crisis of masculine identity; A gendered economy of emotion; The social meaning of theatrical emotions ; Loss, Nostalgia and Yearning: Representations of a Feminine Self: Literary love; Three Sisters (1901); Representations of feminine emotions; Emotional spaces; The Cherry Orchard (1903); Emotional geographies; Embodied emotions and performative acts; Femininity as excess emotion; Happy to Sad: Stanislavski's Theatrical Logic Embodied: Acting emotions; Acting being, belief and truth; Controversy over the director's realist logic; Social bodies act inner emotions?; Training repetitions of bodies; Laughter and Tears: Interiority as Bodily Control Over Emotions: Olga Knipper, Stanislavski and acting naturally; Theoretical mastery over interiority; A modern theatre of private love; Staging natural and deep; Performing Emotional Bodies: Phenomenological bodies per/form; Brecht's separation of emotion; The social performance of emotion; Display rules and performative identities; Emotions and corporeal subjectivity; Transgressive emotional performances; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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