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The Resource Chinese theatre and the actor in performance, Jo Riley

Chinese theatre and the actor in performance, Jo Riley

Label
Chinese theatre and the actor in performance
Title
Chinese theatre and the actor in performance
Statement of responsibility
Jo Riley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
  • This work gives an 'inside' view of Chinese theatre and the actor in performance for the first time. In doing so it also challenges western theatre artists such as Brecht, Grotowski, Barba and Schechner, who have extracted from Chinese theatre elements which might enrich their own theatres. Jo Riley writes from her personal observations of and dialogue with Chinese actors and her first-hand experiences of the theatre world of China in general, none of which were possible before 1980
  • Each chapter takes one moment from a performance by the jingju master Mei Lanfang to show the articulation of the actor's body through metaphorical or actual dissection in training and initiation which releases the life-giving force of qi and movement as the manifestation of presence. The book is well illustrated with photographs and diagrams and is accessible to anyone interested in theatre, even those with no knowledge of Chinese or Chinese theatre
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Riley, Jo
Dewey number
792/.0951
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English but uses Chinese terms and phrases; translation is offered in a glossary
LC call number
PN2871.5
LC item number
.R56 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in modern theatre
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Theater
  • Operas, Chinese
  • Acting
  • Acting
Label
Chinese theatre and the actor in performance, Jo Riley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-343) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Jia (Family) -- Biao (Appearance) -- Duan (To sever) -- Shenfen (Identity) -- Yang (Life) -- Qi (Presence) -- He (To unify) -- Yuan (Round) -- Conclusion
Control code
35085033
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 348 pages
Isbn
9780521570909
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
96031554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
Label
Chinese theatre and the actor in performance, Jo Riley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-343) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Jia (Family) -- Biao (Appearance) -- Duan (To sever) -- Shenfen (Identity) -- Yang (Life) -- Qi (Presence) -- He (To unify) -- Yuan (Round) -- Conclusion
Control code
35085033
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 348 pages
Isbn
9780521570909
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
96031554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, music

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