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The Resource To act, to do, to perform : drama and the phenomenology of action, Alice Rayner

To act, to do, to perform : drama and the phenomenology of action, Alice Rayner

Label
To act, to do, to perform : drama and the phenomenology of action
Title
To act, to do, to perform
Title remainder
drama and the phenomenology of action
Statement of responsibility
Alice Rayner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • To Act, To Do, To Perform takes a line from Hamlet's gravedigger as a basis for a philosophical inquiry into how action is constituted by language, materiality, and performance. Drawing on contemporary theory from the fields of drama, aesthetics, literature, and cultural studies, Alice Rayner uses dramatic texts by Shakespeare, Chekhov, and Beckett to examine problems of action
  • When an agent or subject appears to have trouble negotiating between the name of an act and the practice of that act, a range of difficult issues in drama - such as the troubled relationships between object and process, text and performance, structure and play - become apparent
  • Each chapter of this book takes on those issues through examination of various dimensions of the phenomenon of action, and each examines a possible position for an agent or subject in relation to acts and action, as that position is revealed by a grammatical structure
  • The active/passive position of a subject is examined in Waiting for Godot, the difference between withdrawal from action and performance is discussed in relation to Three Sisters, and the visible or "demonic" element of the material act is analyzed through Macbeth. The final chapter on Hamlet examines the interplay of all these elements as action is shown to dismantle itself in performance even as it is being repeated
  • These analyses demonstrate the processes by which action intersects with its own dismantling in the performative present and indicate how ideas about both subjects and their acts are limited by language that divides subject from processes
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rayner, Alice
Dewey number
792/.01
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1647
LC item number
.R39 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Theater--theory/text/performance
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drama
  • Act (Philosophy) in literature
  • Toneel
  • Filosofische aspecten
  • Drama
  • Handlung (Literatur)
  • Philosophie
Label
To act, to do, to perform : drama and the phenomenology of action, Alice Rayner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-161) 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
Gravedigger as theorist -- To act: "Did that never happen to you?" -- To do: "I'll do, I'll do and I'll do" -- To perform: "We must work!" -- How to go about it
Control code
30112041
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 165 pages
Isbn
9780472105373
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94003828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1604098
Label
To act, to do, to perform : drama and the phenomenology of action, Alice Rayner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-161) 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
Gravedigger as theorist -- To act: "Did that never happen to you?" -- To do: "I'll do, I'll do and I'll do" -- To perform: "We must work!" -- How to go about it
Control code
30112041
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 165 pages
Isbn
9780472105373
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94003828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1604098

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