• Tom Cornford deposited Acting, Skill and Artistry on Humanities Commons 2 years, 10 months ago

    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.