By Eugenio Barba and Nicola Savarese
A Dictionary of Theatre Anthropology. The Secret Art of the Performer
Routledge, England, 2005. 320 pages, illus. 2nd edition. In English. ISBN 978-0-415-37861-1
New revised and changed edition of the previous book “Anatomie de l’acteur”. The results of research into theatre anthropology at ISTA 1980 – 95. The book subtly juxtaposes the visual demonstrations of the performer’s craft, from a wealth of Oriental and Occidental sources, to uncover knowledge of action in the heightened context of performance – from combat to religion and ritual. Whereas most Western research is concerned with naturalism and psychological realism in acting, the Dictionary focuses on the performer’s arduous and eclectic craft.
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