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Actors and the Art of Performance

Under Exposure

Authors: Granzer, Susanne

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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.

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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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Nous Pathetikos

    Valerie, Susanne

    Pages 1-3

  • Auditorium X

    Valerie, Susanne

    Pages 5-14

  • Speculations

    Valerie, Susanne

    Pages 15-33

  • Black Out

    Valerie, Susanne

    Pages 34-39

  • The Actor: A Creature of Fable

    Valerie, Susanne

    Pages 41-47

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  • ISBN 978-1-137-59634-5
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Actors and the Art of Performance
Book Subtitle
Under Exposure
Authors
Series Title
Performance Philosophy
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59634-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137596345
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59633-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 120
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