The Actor, Image and Action
Acting and Cognitive Neuroscience
By (author) Rhonda Blair
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Actor, Image and Action by Rhonda Blair
Book DescriptionThe Actor, Image and Action is a 'new generation' approach to the craft of acting; the first full-length study of actor training using the insights of cognitive neuroscience. In a brilliant reassessment of both the practice and theory of acting, Rhonda Blair examines the physiological relationship between bodily action and emotional experience. In doing so she provides the latest step in Stanislavsky's attempts to help the actor 'reach the unconscious by conscious means'. Recent developments in scientific thinking about the connections between biology and cognition require new ways of understanding many elements of human activity, including: * imagination * emotion * memory * physicality * reason. The Actor, Image and Action looks at how these are in fact inseparable in the brain's structure and function, and their crucial importance to an actor's engagement with a role. The book vastly improves our understanding of the actor's process and is a must for any actor or student of acting.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415774178
(216mm x 138mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Features documents from the American Laboratory Theatre. This title collects together a broad range of material, drawn from Boleslavsky's teachings on acting at the American Laboratory Theatre. It provides a critical introduction and bibliography by the Editor.
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