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Theatrical Emotion: a Less Noble Approach
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies. (UCGS (Umea Center for Gender Studies))
2009 (English)In: 2009 IFTR Conference:"Silent Voices Forbidden Lives: Censorship and Performance" : Lisboa, Portugal, July 12-18th / [ed] Maria Helena Serodio, Guitherme, Filipe, Centro de Estudos de Teatro: Impresso em Julho pela Multi Artes Grafias , 2009, 1-5 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Imagine that you have two options of comparing THE MODERN actor, either to an airplane, or to a perfume-bottle.1Where the airplane is a symbol of rationality, enlightenment, science, efficiency and reason. And where the perfume-bottle is a symbol of desire, longing, craving, affect, dreams, appearance and surface. The modern actor as either a fast and fierce airplane, or, a nice smelling, nice looking perfume bottle!

1Not to make things unnecessary complicated, having in mind the debate of the origins of modernism, I date the breakthrough of modern acting to the first half of the 1900, to first and foremost Stanislavski, but also to some of his contemporaries. 

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Centro de Estudos de Teatro: Impresso em Julho pela Multi Artes Grafias , 2009. 1-5 p.
Keyword [en]
emotions, gender
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Performing Art Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-45930OAI: diva2:436218
FIRT/IFTR International Federation for Theatre Research Annual Conference in Lisboa, Portugal
Available from: 2011-08-31 Created: 2011-08-22 Last updated: 2011-08-31Bibliographically approved

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