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ERIC Number: ED020157
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Apr
Pages: 461
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GRAPHIC SOURCES FOR THE TEACHING OF RESTORATION ACTING STYLE, AN APPROACH TO THE ACTING OF RESTORATION COMEDY. FINAL REPORT.
HENSHAW, NANCY WANDALIE
THIS SOURCE BOOK TRANSLATES THE ELEGANT AND SOMEWHAT ALIEN WORLD OF RESTORATION COMEDY INTO TERMS THAT CAN ENABLE AMERICAN DIRECTORS AND ACTORS--BY EMPLOYING THE ACTING "METHOD" OF CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGICAL REALISM--TO SIMULATE THE EXPERIENCE, PERCEPTION, AND EXPRESSION OF THE 17TH-CENTURY ENGLISH ARISTOCRAT. TO ENCOURAGE DIRECTORS TO IMMERSE THEMSELVES AND THEIR ACTORS IN THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE RESTORATION WORLD, THE BOOK PROVIDES OVER 300 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLISH AND FRENCH ENGRAVINGS COLLECTED IN PARIS AND LONDON. THESE ARE BUTTRESSED WITH QUOTATIONS FROM RESTORATION LITERATURE AND EXPLICATED FOR USE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE THEORIES OF STANISLAVSKY, BOLESLAVSKY, AND MICHAEL CHEKHOV. CHAPTERS DETAIL RESTORATION VALUES, MANNERISMS, AND FASHIONABLE CONVENTIONS--(1) POSTURE AND CARRIAGE--SITTING, RECLINING, STANDING, AND WALKING, (2) REVERENCES AND SALUTATIONS--BOWING, CURTSYING, UNCOVERING THE HEAD, AND KISSES OF SALUTATION, (3) HAND PROPERTIES AND GESTURES--THE PERIWIG AND HAT, SWORD AND CANE, GLOVES, PIPE, MANTLE, SNUFFBOX, HANDKERCHIEF, VIZOR-MASK, AND FAN, AND (4) ENVIRONMENTS AND ACTIVITIES--FOR EXAMPLE, THE TOILETTE, THE CONVERSATION, THE COFFEEHOUSE, AND THE PLAYHOUSE AUDIENCE, AS WELL AS PROMENADING, FIGHTING, FENCING, MAKING LOVE, DANCING, GAMING, AND EATING AND DRINKING. A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY PERTAINING TO THE RESTORATION IS ALSO INCLUDED. (JB)
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