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010 _a 2014009035
020 _a9781408184103 (hardback)
020 _a9781408184059 (paperback)
040 _aDLC
042 _apcc
050 0 0 _aPN2061
_b.M287 2014
082 0 0 _a792.028
084 _aPER001000
100 1 _aMatthews, John,
245 1 0 _aAnatomy of performance training /
_cJohn Matthews ; illustrations by Andy Park.
250 _a1st ed
260 _aLondon ;
_aNew York :
_bBloomsbury Methuen Drama,
300 _a211 pages ;
_c23 cm.
336 _atext
337 _aunmediated
338 _avolume
490 0 _aMethuen drama
504 _aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 197-201) and index.
520 _a"We train because we are human and we become human because we train. This is the surprising and original conclusion of Anatomy of Performance Training, in which John Matthews shows how training is a very human response to the problems of having a body and living in the world. Using illustrative case-studies of professional practice, each chapter addresses a specific body part, offering a self-contained discussion of its symbolic and practical significance in the artistic, and commercial, activities of training. These anatomical case-studies are cross-referenced with other disciplines (such as sport, high diving, deep diving and artisan craft) to further expand our understanding of performance. Stand-alone chapters, ideal for reference, build towards an overall conclusion that the uniquely human practice of training is emerging as a new and pervasive ideology globally.Ideal for readers seeking to understand the relationship the body has with the theatre and training, or for teachers looking for a new, innovative approach to performance, Anatomy of Peformance Training is an accessible, original contribution to the philosophy of training for performance"--
650 0 _aActing.
650 0 _aPerforming arts.
650 0 _aMovement (Acting)
650 7 _aPERFORMING ARTS / Acting & Auditioning.
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