Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Nous Pathetikos

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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 4-4
    2. Susanne Valerie
      Pages 5-14 Open Access
    3. Susanne Valerie
      Pages 15-33 Open Access
    4. Susanne Valerie
      Pages 34-39 Open Access
  4. Experts in Being?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 40-40
    2. Susanne Valerie
      Pages 41-47 Open Access
    3. Susanne Valerie
      Pages 48-57 Open Access
    4. Susanne Valerie
      Pages 58-101 Open Access
    5. Susanne Valerie
      Pages 103-118 Open Access
    6. Susanne Valerie
      Pages 119-120 Open 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.


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

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of Music and Performing ArtsViennaAustria

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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