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Rethinking the Actor's Body Synopsis

How does an actor embody a character? How do they use their body as an instrument of expression? Rethinking the Actor's Body offers an accessible introduction to the fields of neurophysiology and embodied knowledge through a detailed examination of what an actor does with their body. Built on almost a decade of conversations and public seminars by the author Dick McCaw in partnership with John Rothwell (Professor of Neurophysiology at University College London, UK), Rethinking the Actor's Body explores a set of questions and preoccupations concerning the actor's body and examines overlaps in research and practice in the fields of actor training, embodied knowledge and neurophysiology.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781350046474
Publication date: 2nd April 2020
Author: Dick (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK) McCaw
Publisher: Methuen Drama an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 296 pages
Categories: Individual actors & performers,

About Dick (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK) McCaw

Dick McCaw is Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. He has edited two books, With an Eye for Movement (2006) and The Laban Sourcebook (2011) and is the author of Bakhtin and Theatre (2015) and Training the Actor's Body (Methuen Drama, 2017). He is a qualified Feldenkrais practitioner.

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