A dictionary of theatre anthropology : the secret art of the performer / Eugenio Barba, Nicola Savarese ; translated by Richard Fowler.
- Standardized Title:
- Arte segreta dell'attore. English
- Other Title:
- Dictionary of theatre anthropology
- 2nd ed.
- London ; New York : Routledge, 2006.
1 online resource (321 p.)
- Theater -- Anthropological aspects.
- Electronic books.
- This the second English language edition of the classic text, ""A Dictionary of Theatre Anthropology"" subtly juxtaposes the visual demonstrations of the performers craft, from a wealth of Oriental and Occidental sources. Whereas most Western research is concerned with naturalism and psychological realism in acting, the ""Dictionary"" focuses on the performer's arduous and eclectic craft.
- Front Cover; A Dictionary of Theatre Anthropology; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface: Eugenio Barba; Introduction; Theatre anthropology - Eugenio Barba; Similar principles, different performances; Lokadharmi and Natyadharmi; Balance in action; The dance of oppositions; The virtue of omission; Intermezzo; A decided body; A fictive body; A million candles; Anatomy; Can the sea rise above the mountain tops? - Nicola Savarese; Apprenticeship; Western examples - Fabrizio Cruciani; Founding fathers and pedagogical theatre at the beginning of the twentieth century
Creative process, theatre school and theatre cultureAuthor's pedagogy; An Indian example - Rosemary Jeanes Antze; Guru as parent, honoured preceptor; Guru-kula,study in the guru's home; Guru-dakshina, gifts and fees; Ekalavya, disciple extraordinaire; Guru-shishya-parampara; Balance; Extra-daily balance; Luxury balance; Extra-daily technique: the search for a new posture; Generalisations regarding balance; Balance in action; Steel and cotton; Why does the performer aim for a luxury balance? What does the performer's alteration of balance mean for the spectator?; Balance and imagination
Brecht's unknown danceDilation; The dilated body - Eugenio Barba; The bridge; Peripeteias; The negation principle; To think the thought; Twin logics; Seven-gated Thebes; The dilated mind - Franco Ruffini; Dramaturgy; Actions at work - Eugenio Barba; Energy; Kung-fu; Energy and continuity; Koshi, ki-hai, bayu; Animus, anima; Keras and manis; Lasya and tandava; Tame; Energy in space and energy in time; Santai, the actor's three bodies; Braking the action; The performer's presence; Equivalence; The equivalence principle; Dhanu: archery in Indian odissi dance
How one shoots an arrow in japanese kyogen theatreShooting with a bow; Eurasian theatre; Eurasian theatre - Eugenio Barba; Dawn; Eurasian theatre; Anti-tradition; Why; Roots; Village; To interpret a text or to create a context; Spectator; Incomprehensions and inventions: from the silk road to seki sano - Nicola Savarese; Exercises; Score and subscore: the significance of exercise in the actor's dramaturgy - Eugenio Barba; A physical action: the smallest perceptible action; The age of exercises; Inner life and interpretation; The complexity of emotion; The real relationship; Sport as dance
The physical dialogue with the spectatorsThe real action; Meyerhold's theatre fission; The exercise: a model of organic and dynamic dramaturgy; Form, rhythm, flow; Tacit knowledge; Face and eyes; Physiology and codification; The concrete gaze; The action of seeing; Showing that one is seeing; The natural face; The provisional face; The painted face; Feet; Microcosm, macrocosm; On point; Foot grammar; Hands; Physiology and codification of the hands; The hands: pure sound or silence; How to invent hands in movement; India: hands and meaning; Hands and the Peking Opera; Hands and Balinese dance
Hands and the Japanese theatre
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Fowler, Richard.
Savarese, Nicola, 1945-
- Publisher Number:
- 10.4324/9780203863954 doi
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