Meaning and Diderot’s Body: Sensation, Feeling, Impulse and Action in Performer Training

Lisa Lewis, Rea Dennis

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    Abstract

    This paper places Diderot's materialist philosophy alongside contemporary thinking from neurobiology to form a lens through which to consider the split between technique and feeling in performer training. The paper considers the way Diderot’s philosophical proposition (re) appears over and again as the premise for conceiving acting as a technique and for determining the utility of same. The discussion maps various examples from the approach developed by Stanislavsky in the early 1900s through to the contemporary more regulated design of Susana Bloch’s Alba Emoting method.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event
    Double Dialogues Conference, organized by Deakin, Melbourne, Cardiff, Cardiff Metropolitan and South Wales universities: 'Precursors into the Future': 'Precursors into the Future'
    - Norwegian Church, Cardiff Bay, Caerdydd
    Duration: 19 Sept 201421 Sept 2014

    Conference

    Conference
    Double Dialogues Conference, organized by Deakin, Melbourne, Cardiff, Cardiff Metropolitan and South Wales universities: 'Precursors into the Future'
    Abbreviated titleDouble Dialogues
    CityCaerdydd
    Period19/09/1421/09/14

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