Surveys the changes in acting and performance during the crucial transition from the ecstatic theatre of the 1960s to the ironic postmodernism of the 1980s.
The first volume to provide a comprehensive overview of Jerzy Grotowski’s long and multi-faceted career.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).
All performance depends upon our abilities to create, perceive, remember, imagine and empathize. This book provides an introduction to the evolutionary and cognitive foundations of theatrical performing and spectating and argues that this scientific perspective challenges some of the major assumptions about what takes place in the theatre.
Explores how different concepts of time – including linear clock time, the cyclical time of the planets and seasons, the rhythms of the body and individual memories – have impacted on and been reinforced by theatre throughout history, from medieval times to the present day.