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Actors and the Art of Performance

Under Exposure

Palgrave Macmillan

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Part of the book series: Performance Philosophy (PPH)

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Nous Pathetikos

    1. Nous Pathetikos

      • Susanne Valerie
      Pages 1-3Open Access
  3. Hits

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 4-4
    2. Auditorium X

      • Susanne Valerie
      Pages 5-14Open Access
    3. Speculations

      • Susanne Valerie
      Pages 15-33Open Access
    4. Black Out

      • Susanne Valerie
      Pages 34-39Open Access
  4. Experts in Being?

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 40-40
    2. The Actor: A Creature of Fable

      • Susanne Valerie
      Pages 41-47Open Access
    3. The Causa Corpora

      • Susanne Valerie
      Pages 48-57Open Access
    4. The Gift of Acting

      • Susanne Valerie
      Pages 58-101Open Access
    5. The Gift of Death

      • Susanne Valerie
      Pages 103-118Open Access
    6. Finale and Punctum

      • Susanne Valerie
      Pages 119-120Open Access

About this book

Actors and the Art of Performance: Under Exposure combines the author's two main biographical paths: her professional commitment to the fields of both theatre and philosophy. The art of acting on stage is analysed here not only from the theoretical perspective of a spectator, but also from the perspective of the actor. The author draws on her experience as both a theatre actor and a university professor whose teachings in the art of acting rely heavily on her own experience and also on her philosophical knowledge. The book is unique not only in terms of its content but also in terms of its style. Written in a multiplicity of voices, the text oscillates between philosophical reasoning and narrative forms of writing, including micro-narratives, fables, parables, and inter alia by Carroll, Hoffmann and Kleist. Hence the book claims that a trans-disciplinary dialogue between the art of acting and the art of philosophical thinking calls for an aesthetical research that questions and begins to seek alternatives to traditionally established and ingrained formats of philosophy.

Keywords

  • Acting
  • Artistic Research
  • Philosophy On Stage
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Acting
  • Artistic Research
  • Philosophy On Stage
  • Theatre
  • arts
  • film and television
  • philosophy
  • stage
  • theatre
  • theatre and performance studies

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Authors and Affiliations

  • University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, Austria

    Susanne Valerie

About the authors

Susanne Valerie is a professor at the Max Reinhardt Seminar at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria. As an actress she has performed at national state theatres throughout the German-speaking world. Parallel to her career in acting, she was awarded a Ph.D. in philosophy by the University of Vienna in 1995. With the philosopher Arno Boehler she founded the Viennese art factory GRENZ_film and the international festival 'Philosophy on Stage'.

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USD 31.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)