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ERIC Number: ED123687
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 360
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A Comparative Analysis of Movement Training for Actors in Eight American Theatre Schools.
Van Dyke, Leon Jay
The first three chapters of this study on stage movement trace the emerging influence upon men of the theatre of "commedia," the Orient, and various psychologically-based therapies. The focus then shifts to what is currently being employed to train actors in this country. Using primary sources, eight schools (the Julliard School, the University of Minnesota, Southern Methodist, Carnegie-Mellon, Pennsylvania State, Boston, Brandeis, and New York Universities) are discussed in parallel format, as are the movement sequences which are being offered to students at these schools during the 1974-75 academic school year. The conclusions to this study are predicated upon balance, with the fundamental goals of spontaneity and artistry considered to be of equal importance. A constant juxtaposition of "systems" which teach both skill and spontaneity remains the fundamental challenge of teachers of stage movement. This combination of contradictory goals is viewed as the concern of contemporary American teachers dedicated to the advancement of theatrical art. (Author/JM)
University Microfilms, P.O. Box 1764, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 76-11,015, MF $7.50, Xerography $15.00)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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