Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019.
Book — xi, 189 pages ; 24 cm
An independent character
A brief history of ... type
Friends for life: character and literary criticism
The drama of no character
Constructing the character
Psychologies: I. Trait, type and temperament
Psychologies: II. Conflict and energy
Psychologies: III. Character on the couch
Imagining the character
Experiencing the character
Deception, self-deception and the transformative actor.
"What are the physical and psychological processes which enable actors to create characters so different from themselves? To understand this unique phenomenon, Vladimir Mirodan provides both a historical overview of the evolution of notions of 'character' in Western theatre and a stunning contemporary analysis of the theoretical implications of transformative acting. The Actor and the Character speaks not only to academics and students, but contributes to current lively academic debates around character. Mirodan boldly re-examines some of the fundamental assumptions of actor training and some basic tenets of theatre practice to ask: What happens when one of us 'becomes somebody else'?"-- Provided by publisher.