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Acting naturally : Mark Twain in the culture of performance

Author: Randall K Knoper
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text draws on theatre history, theories of acting and bodily expression, psychology and physiology, scientific accounts of spiritualism, and commercial spectacles to demonstrate Twain's use of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Named Person: Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Randall K Knoper
ISBN: 0520086198 9780520086197
OCLC Number: 30110178
Language Note: English.
Description: ix, 240 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Acting Like a Man --
2. "Funny Personations": Theater and the Popularity of the Deadpan Style --
3. "Absorb the Character": Acting and "Authenticity" --
4. The Expressive Body, Gesture, and Writing --
3. Mediumship, "Mental Telegraphy," and Masculinity --
6. "It's Got to Be Theatrical": Spectacles of Power and Products --
7. Melodrama, Transvestism, Phantasm: (Un)fixing the Theatrical Sign.
Responsibility: Randall Knoper.
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