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A Korean Approach to Actor Training develops a vital, intercultural method of performer training, introducing Korean and more broadly East Asian discourses into contemporary training and acting practice.
This volume examines the psychophysical nature of a performer's creative process, applying Dahnhak, a form of Korean meditation, and its central principle of ki-energy, to the processes and dramaturgies of acting. A practitioner as well as a scholar, Jeungsook Yoo draws upon her own experiences of training and performing, addressing productions including Bald Soprano (2004), Water Station (2004) and Playing 'The Maids' (2013-2015).
A significant contribution to contemporary acting theory, A Korean Approach to Actor Training provides a fresh outlook on performer training which will be invaluable to scholars and practitioners alike.
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Jeungsook Yoo was recently Head of the World Performance course at East 15 Acting School (UK). She currently teaches at Korea National University of the Arts and Soongsil University (Korea). She holds a PhD from the University of Exeter (UK). She is co-founder with Sunhee Kim of Theatre P'yut (Seoul), and is an actress and director.
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