• Acting, Skill and Artistry

    Author(s):
    Tom Cornford (see profile)
    Date:
    2015
    Subject(s):
    Acting, Classical theatre, Shakespeare, Theatre and society, Theatre history
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M67972
    Abstract:
    This article, from a Shakespeare Studies forum on Skill edited by Lyn Tribble, reflects on the way in which actors (mainly of Shakespeare) in the mid-twentieth century understood, developed and communicated their skill by comparing their accounts with those of skilled manual workers active at the same time. It argues, following Tim Ingold, for an understanding of their skill as a way of joining with and manipulating the flows of the material of performance, and for research that thinks not so much about performance as with it.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal Article
    Journal:
    Shakespeare Studies
    Volume:
    43
    Start Page:
    88
    End Page:
    98
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 weeks ago
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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