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- DescriptionThis book presents an interdisciplinary investigation into the emergence of the actor and theater. Scholarship helps us to realize how we have evolved to who we are today and to understand the transformative power of performance. The author proposes to boost and advance theater studies by reviewing new research in anthropology, archaeology, paleoanthropology, classics, ethgraphy, physics, cognitive science, neuroscience, theater anthropology and performance studies. Referring to his fieldwork in Bali and Tibet, and to his professional experience in theater, the author explains the role of bipedality, toolmaking and trance in the evolution of the performer, examines the performativity of space and writing, and argues that ancient culture emerged from dance.
- Author BiographyMiroslaw Kocur is Professor at the University of Wroclaw and L. Solski Theater Academy for the Dramatic Arts. His research focuses on studying acting techniques and reconstructing the origins of performing practices.
- Author(s)Miroslaw Kocur
- PublisherPeter Lang AG
- Date of Publication27/02/2016
- SubjectOther Performing Arts
- Series TitleInterdisciplinary Studies in Performance
- Series Part/Volume Number4
- Place of PublicationBern
- Country of PublicationSwitzerland
- First Published2016
- ImprintPeter Lang AG
- Weight530 g
- Width148 mm
- Height210 mm
- Translated byDavid Malcolm
- Edition StatementNew edition
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