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Styles of Theater Acting: Book by Sunita Dhir

Styles of Theater Acting

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ISBN: 9788121203937    Publisher: Gyan Publishing House Year of publishing: 1991     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 134        Language: English
Description About The Author:- Acknowledgements • Preface • Introduction to Indo-Portuguese Trade • Commercial Contacts and International Rivalries • Portuguese Relations with Indian States • Portuguese-Dutch...Read more
Description About The Author:- Acknowledgements • Preface • Introduction to Indo-Portuguese Trade • Commercial Contacts and International Rivalries • Portuguese Relations with Indian States • Portuguese-Dutch Relations • Portuguese-English Relations • Portuguese Trade in Pepper • Portuguese Trade in Textiles • Trade in Cinnamon, Rice and Tobacco • Saltpetre, Diamonds and Sundry Items of Export • Portuguese Imports into India • Finance and the Financiers of the Portuguese Trade • Impact of the Portuguese Trade and Counclusion • Specimen of a Cartaz Issued to Nizam Shah's Ships • Map of a Cargo Ship Showing Space Occupied by Pepper • Pepper Trade from Goa to Portugal Showing the Area of its Origin • Pepper Export at a Glance • Tables of Equivalence of Coins • Tables of Weights and Measures Used in 17th Century • List of Textiles Exported from Goa to Lisbon • Volume of Textiles Exported During 17th Century • Export of Textiles at a Glance • Price List of Textiles in India • Rice Trade at a Glance • List of Commodities sent for Exchange with Saltpetre to the King of Madurai • Export of Saltpetre at a Glance • Portuguese Viceroys and Governor generals in India • Bibliography • Primary Sources : Manuscripts •Printed Sources and Travel Accounts • Secondary Sources.Contents:- THE PLAN • MELODRAMATIC ACTING • "METHOD" ACTING • SYMBOLIST, EXPRESSIONIST AND BIOMECHANICAL ACTING • EPIC THEATER ACTING • ACTING STYLE IN THEATER OF CRUELTY • GROTOWSKI'S "POOR THEATER" ACTOR • ABSURDIST ACTING • ECLECTIC AND TOTAL THEATER ACTING • THE SUMMING UP • BIBLIOGRAPHY.About The Book:- The Study Seeks To Clarify Myths And Concepts About The Different Styles Of Acting On The Stage. All The Major Styles Of Acting-Melodramatic, Biomechanical, Expressionist, Symbolist, Psychological-Naturalist, Epic Theater-Have Been Included In The Book. The Discussion Of Acting Styles Is Marked By Lucidity Of Expression And Clarity Of Argument Chastened By A Deep Insight Of A Practitioner Of The Various Styles. The Study Brings Into Sharp Focus The Mechanics And Dynamics Of Each Acting Style And Gives A Clear And Useful Guidance To Its Practitioner As To How To Exploit Himself As A Player Whose Instrument, Too, He Himself Is. Frequent Reference To The Indian Performance Scenario Makes The Book Eminently Meaningful To The Indian Theater Person And Theater Lovers. Several Interesting, Penetrating Conclusions Have Been Thrown Up. Such As The Theater And Acting May Be Realist-Theatrical Or Theatrical-Realist, Pointing Out The Duality Of Their Nature. Or, The Basic Training On The Art Of Acting In Same For All Actors, Only They Have To Wear About Themselves Different Techniques For Shifting Over One To The Other Acting Style-Or Even The Medium. Or, How A Muddle-Headed Theoretical Understanding Of A Style May Lead To Encountering An Impact Or Communication Dynamically Opposed To The One Intended-A Sort Of A Law Of Reversal Operating In The Theater., About The Author:- Acknowledgements • Preface • Introduction To Indo-Portuguese Trade • Commercial Contacts And International Rivalries • Portuguese Relations With Indian States • Portuguese-Dutch Relations • Portuguese-English Relations • Portuguese Trade In Pepper • Portuguese Trade In Textiles • Trade In Cinnamon, Rice And Tobacco • Saltpetre, Diamonds And Sundry Items Of Export • Portuguese Imports Into India • Finance And The Financiers Of The Portuguese Trade • Impact Of The Portuguese Trade And Counclusion • Specimen Of A Cartaz Issued To Nizam Shah'S Ships • Map Of A Cargo Ship Showing Space Occupied By Pepper • Pepper Trade From Goa To Portugal Showing The Area Of Its Origin • Pepper Export At A Glance • Tables Of Equivalence Of Coins • Tables Of Weights And Measures Used In 17Th Century • List Of Textiles Exported From Goa To Lisbon • Volume Of Textiles Exported During 17Th Century • Export Of Textiles At A Glance • Price List Of Textiles In India • Rice Trade At A Glance • List Of Commodities Sent For Exchange With Saltpetre To The King Of Madurai • Export Of Saltpetre At A Glance • Portuguese Viceroys And Governor Generals In India • Bibliography • Primary Sources : Manuscripts •Printed Sources And Travel Accounts • Secondary Sources., Content:- The Plan • Melodramatic Acting • "Method" Acting • Symbolist, Expressionist And Biomechanical Acting • Epic Theater Acting • Acting Style In Theater Of Cruelty • Grotowski'S "Poor Theater" Actor • Absurdist Acting • Eclectic And Total Theater Acting • The Summing Up • Bibliography.
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