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ERIC Number: ED125037
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 9
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"Every Little Meaning": Expressive Movement in Interpretation.
Bacon, Wallace A.
Ideally, the act of performance involves the whole body of the performer. The solo performer of any poem (defined broadly to include all types of literature) becomes the poem; the poem takes flesh in the form of the reader. In this situation, the reader gives the audience a close-up, in which small gestures and minimal movements assume massive importance. Teachers of performers have a difficult task: they must avoid the destruction of individualized patterns of movement which vitalize the poem, yet they must also provide the student formal exercises sufficient to make movement a conscious endeavor. (KS)
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Note: Paper prepared for the special edition of "Communication, Journal of the Communication Association of the Pacific" compiled for the C.A.P. Convention (Kobe, Japan, June 1976)