Acts : Theater, Philosophy, and the Performing Self
The book engages questions of theatrical inspiration, the actor's "energy," the difference between acting and pretending, the special role of repetition as part of live acting, the audience and its attraction to acting, and the unique significance of the actor's voice. It examines the embodied nature of the actor's animation of a fiction, the breakdown of the distinction between what one acts and who one is, and the transition from what one performs into who one is, creating an interdisciplinary meditation on the relationship between life and acting.
- Hardback | 280 pages
- 152 x 229 x 25.4mm | 616.89g
- 30 Jun 2014
- The University of Michigan Press
- Ann Arbor, United States
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30 Nov 1995
--- The Jerusalem Philosophical Quarterly--John Gibson, University of Louisville "The Jerusalem Philosophical Quarterly " "The resulting book is subtle, careful, has a wealth of good examples, and is responsive and responsible to a wide range of philosophical and nonphilosophical literatures. One of the most remarkable things about the book is the breadth of concerns it addresses.That it does so carefully and responsibly--is a real achievement."
-- Philosophical Quarterly
--James R. Hamilton "The Philosophical Quarterly " "As an investigation into the philosophical foundations and ethical implications of what Zamir calls 'the most popular approach to actor instruction in the English-speaking world, ' Acts is sure to assume a prominent place in the literature on performance and philosophy. Without ever overlooking the ethical quandaries of the actor's craft, Zamir gives full-bodied testament to the power of acting in revealing our fullest selves."
--- Theatre Journal--David Kornhaber, University of Texas at Austin "Theatre Journal "
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