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message 1: by Feliks (new)

Feliks (dzerzhinsky) Here's a fun one I just stumbled into

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speech_act


message 2: by Feliks (new)

Feliks (dzerzhinsky) 'The Practice of Everyday Life' by de Certeau
I've not read it; but enjoyed someone else's review / outlined here:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life' by Goffman. Read and enjoyed. Treats the various 'dissembling' we all do for strangers, for our employers and co-workers, our spouses, lovers, friends..
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9...


message 6: by Feliks (new)

Feliks (dzerzhinsky) Just discovered a slew of heretofore unknown film / acting theory resources online. This is just my meat!

In fact it's so rich a vein, I'm not even sure I'm gonna share it. Might just keep it to myself to make myself look smarter than I am. Eat your heart out!

:)


message 7: by Kenny (new)

Kenny | 168 comments Mod
What is interesting to me here is that Peter Brook, who has studied many esoteric acting theories, has said that they did not help him much in his work and that most of them were unworkable. Many people believe that he made extensive us of Artaud and Theatre of Cruelty, but he says that he found it to be unusable.


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