Rethinking the actor's body : dialogues with neuroscience / Dick McCaw.

Author
McCaw, Dick [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • London ; New York : Methuen Drama, 2020.
  • ©2020
Description
xviii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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"How does an actor embody a character? How do they use their body as an instrument of expression? Rethinking the Actor's Body offers an accessible introduction to the fields of neurophysiology and embodied knowledge through a detailed examination of what an actor does with their body. Built on almost a decade of conversations and public seminars by the author Dick McCaw in partnership with John Rothwell (Professor of Neurophysiology at University College London, UK), Rethinking the Actor's Body explores a set of questions and preoccupations concerning the actor's body and examines overlaps in research and practice in the fields of actor training, embodied knowledge and neurophysiology"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Different ways of understanding a body (methodology) -- Training : from the everyday body to the actor's body -- Front brain/back brain : the embodied brain in theatre and neuroscience -- 'Body/think' : being, sensing, knowing -- A present body -- Figuring the body -- Imaging the body -- The emotional body -- Bringing it all back home.
ISBN
  • 9781350046467 (hardcover)
  • 1350046469 (hardcover)
  • 9781350046474 (paperback)
  • 1350046477 (paperback)
LCCN
2019043889
OCLC
1134461801
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