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On the Origins of Theater

Miroslaw Kocur

Published by Peter Gmbh Lang Feb 2016, 2016
ISBN 10: 3631665709 / ISBN 13: 9783631665701
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Title: On the Origins of Theater

Publisher: Peter Gmbh Lang Feb 2016

Publication Date: 2016

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Neuware - This 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, ethnography, 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. 337 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9783631665701

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About the Author: Miroslaw 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.t

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