The Effects of Movement Theory as Applied to Traditional Theatre
There are many theories on how to approach the creation of theatre and the training of the actor. My undergraduate training has focused heavily on acting techniques currently considered standard practice. Throughout this training I understood what these artists intended and how each process should work, but I felt that the process of getting from the head to the body was brushed aside. I didn't know how to move; therefore, I did not move at all. This project is intended to explore the possibilities and usefulness of theatrical movement techniques in the development of theatre productions. The movement techniques I have explored throughout my research include the work of Moni Yakim Jerzy Grotowski, Peter Brooks, Robert Wilson, Tadashi Suzuki and Vsevolod Meyerhold. The techniques presented in their texts should help to battle body tension as well as broaden and fine-tune an actor’s sense of awareness.
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Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)
College of Arts and Sciences
Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences; Movement (Acting)
Length of Campus-only Access
Honors in the Major Thesis
Lane, Rebekah, "The Effects of Movement Theory as Applied to Traditional Theatre" (2005). HIM 1990-2015. 490.