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The Purpose of Playing free pdf "The Purpose of Playing" is the first book to analyze and synthesize modern critical acting theories, their historical evolution, and their relationship to one another, enabling students, teachers, and professionals to comprehend the different aesthetic possibilities available to actors today. Robert Gordon identifies six categories of twentieth-century acting, each of which constitutes a different tradition of performance: realistic characterization, visual/ scenographic emphasis, improvisation and games, political theater, self-exploration, and cultural exchange. Theorists discussed include: Stanislavski, Chekhov, Meyerhold, Copeau, Laban, Brecht, Artaud, Grotowski, and Michael Brook, among others.

About Robert Gordon

Robert Gordon is Reader in Drama, Goldsmiths College, University of London.

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Author : Robert Gordon
Publisher : The University of Michigan Press
Data Published : 15 July 2006
ISBN : 0472068873
EAN : 9780472068876
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 480 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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