The Art of Gesture

The practices and principles of 18th century acting

139,00 € *

In Co-op. with: Jeanette Massy-Westropp

1. Edition, 1987
503 Pages

ISBN: 978-3-8253-3716-2
Product: Book
Edition: Clothed
Subject: Anglistik/Amerikanistik
Series: Reihe Siegen. Beiträge zur Literatur-, Sprach- und Medienwissenschaft, Volume No.: 64
Out of Print since: 17.04.2018

Keywords: Theatergeschichte, Schauspielkunst, 18. Jahrhundert, Schauspieltechnik, Gestik, Mimik, Rhetorik, Bühne

The purpose of this book is to give a detailed picture of the acting techniques used in 18th century tragedy and sirious opera, based entirely on contemporaneous sources. It is intended to be of use not only to theatre historians, but also to modern actors, singers and directors who wish to perform works from the period in manner stylistically faithful to the intentions of their authors and composers. As the acting techniques overlapped those used in oratory, some sections of the book belong also to the history of rhetoric.


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