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The Paradox of Acting

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To Diderot, the theater can not be pure delight, it must take his place in the great expressive movement and be critical and innovative.

This scarce antiquarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint Series. In the interest of creating a more extensive selection of rare historical book reprints, we have chosen to reproduce this title even though it may possibly have
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Hardcover, 126 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1773)
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Sherry
Sep 21, 2010 Sherry rated it liked it
The debate goes on. Does the actor really feel the feelings he acts on stage, or does he merely imitate the feelings? And, furthermore, should he really feel the feelings to tell the story of the poet most completely? Diderot's famous treatise on acting explores this idea with some good insights. However, as a colleague of mine says, "What does a guy primarily famous for a dictionary know about acting?" Good question.
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این کتاب دیدرو - فیلسوف معروف از اصحاب دائرة المعارف و پیشگام عصر روشنگری - به چیستی هنرپیشگی می پردازد. اثر در قالب گفتگویی میان دو تن است - "این" و "آن". یکی از این دو تن معتقد است هنرپیشه ی موفق و توانمند آنی است که با رسوخ در نقش خود، چنان بازی کند که گویی در هر دردی خود درد می کشد و در هر شادی ای خود به وجد می آید. بر اساس نظر او هنرپیشگی برآمده از قدرت احساسات است. اما آن فرد دیگر که خود دیدرو است - و چنانکه عنوان کتاب گویا است نظری خلاف عادت دارد - بر خلاف
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Mariana Orantes
Mar 07, 2013 Mariana Orantes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excelente libro del maese Diderot. Está dirigido a los actores y a los dramaturgos. Considera que éstos son imitadores de la naturaleza y de ellos mismos, por lo tanto no pueden caer en "sensiblería mediocre" sino, por el contrario, el gran actor debe ser frío, reflexivo, estudioso perpetuo de las reacciones de quienes lo rodean y de él mismo. Entonces hay tres "escalones" por decirlo de algún modo en el sentimiento que se experimenta: el primero es el estado puro. Pone como ejemplo a una señora ...more
Pascale
Dec 25, 2008 Pascale rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Diderot est juste brillant.
Louis
Aug 05, 2011 Louis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Cualquiera que le guste el Teatro.
un dialogo bastante ingenioso de Diderot, donde no faltan las verdades del teatro y quizá de la vida misma. con lo que nos
deja la paradoja: si es una farsa el teatro, y por ende, el trabajo del actor, o si en verdad existen emociones en el trabajo del actor, que sean reales.
o sea, identificarse con la obra, y sentir los sentimientos como propios. Aplicando esto al siglo XXI podriamos preguntarnos si el actor de cine o de T.v. en verdad "Vive" el papel que interpreta. Es seguro que Hollywood no a
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Ginger Price
Feb 15, 2016 Ginger Price rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just another account of the Platonic and Aristotilian debate of affective mimetic representation. Some of the dialectic makes sense, but some of it seems successful only conceptually.
Heleen
Jun 16, 2011 Heleen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: uni
pfsssh. Okay.
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Denis Diderot was a French philosopher, art critic, and writer. He was a prominent persona during the Enlightenment and is best known for serving as co-founder and chief editor of and contributor to the Encyclopédie.

Diderot also contributed to literature, notably with Jacques le fataliste et son maître (Jacques the Fatalist and his Master), which emulated Laurence Sterne in challenging conventions
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