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The Idea of the Actor: Worthen, William B. The Idea of the Actor: Worthen, William B. The Idea of the Actor: Worthen, William B.

The Idea of the Actor

Worthen, William B.

ISBN 10: 069106623X / ISBN 13: 9780691066233
Published by Princeton University Press, 1984
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New Book. First Edition, First Printing. NOT a remainder. NOT a book club edition. Published by Princeton University Press, 1984. White cloth boards with black stamped spine lettering. Book is new; clean, tight, sharp corners, bright spine lettering. Dust jacket has a one-inch tear at back top right corner. No writing, highlighting, underlining, dog ears, etc. Pages and boards crisp and straight. Spine un-broken with no spine lean. Book in un-read condition. 269 pages. ISBN: 0-691-06623-X. 100% positive feedback. 30 day money back guarantee. NEXT DAY SHIPPING! Excellent customer service. Please email with any questions or if you would like a photo. All books packed carefully and ships with free delivery confirmation/tracking. All books come with free bookmarks. Ships from Sag Harbor, New York. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-16243970792

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Title: The Idea of the Actor

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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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.


The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.


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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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