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The end of acting : a radical view

Author: Richard Hornby
Publisher: New York, NY : Applause Theatre Books, ©1992.
Series: Applause acting series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Acting in America has staggered to a dead end. Every year tens of thousands of aspiring actors pursue the Hollywood grail and chant the familiar strains of the Stanislavski "Method" in classrooms and studios across the nation. The initial liberating spirit of Stanislavski's experiments has long ago withered into rigid patterns of inhibitions and emotional introspection. According to Richard Hornby, the Method now
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hornby, Richard, 1938-
End of acting.
New York, NY : Applause Theatre Books, ©1992
(OCoLC)645845933
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Hornby
ISBN: 1557831009 9781557831002 1557832137 9781557832139
OCLC Number: 26161712
Notes: "An applause original"--Title page verso.
Description: 305 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction : breaking our ideological shackles --
The psychosexual basis of acting --
Are actors neurotic? --
Acting and speech --
Acting and artistic creation --
The actor's subjectivity : the creative state --
The actor's subjectivity : finding the character --
The mind-body problem --
Emotion as process --
Approaches to acting before the modern era : how we got where we are --
Stanislavski's basic theories --
Strasberg and "affective memory" --
Other twentieth-century acting theories --
Realism and style : a semiotic view --
A humanistic actor training, centered on play production.
Series Title: Applause acting series.
Responsibility: Richard Hornby.

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This work offers a spirited challenge to the reigning theory of acting as it explores this theory from its Stanislavskian roots to what it has become in the hands of its interpreters.  Read more...

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