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The Idea of the Actor: Drama and the Ethics of Performance

Worthen, William

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ISBN 10: 069106623X / ISBN 13: 9780691066233
Published by Princeton Univ Pr, Ewing, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1984
Condition: Fine+ Hardcover
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Title: The Idea of the Actor: Drama and the Ethics ...

Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr, Ewing, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine+

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

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Analyzing the relationship between dramatic action and the controversial art of acting, William Worthen demonstrates that what it means to act, to be an actor, and to communicate through acting embodies both an ethics of acting and a poetics of drama.


Originally published in 1984.


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About the Author:

W. B. Worthen is the author of many books on drama, performance theory, and Shakespeare, including The Idea of the Actor (1984), Modern Drama and the Rhetoric of Theater (1992), Shakespeare and the Authority of Performance (Cambridge, 1997), Shakespeare and the Force of Modern Performance (Cambridge, 2003), Print and the Poetics of Modern Drama (Cambridge, 2005) and Drama: Between Poetry and Performance (2010). He has edited and co-edited several volumes of drama and theatre scholarship, and has served as an editor of Theatre Journal and Modern Drama, guest editor of Renaissance Drama, and is the editor of The Wadsworth Anthology of Drama.

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