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ERIC Number: EJ849368
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8510
Scrutinizing the Art of Theater
Meskin, Aaron
Journal of Aesthetic Education, v43 n3 p51-66 Fall 2009
James Hamilton's "The Art of Theater" is a careful and imaginative scrutiny of the art of theater done at the very highest level. In this article, the author comments on a number of issues raised by Hamilton's work. These include: the definition of theatrical enactment; the place of pretending and imagining in theatrical performance; the nature of Hamilton's "ingredients model" and its relation to more traditional accounts of the work/performance relation; the account of theatrical style on offer; and the question of what one has learned from experimental theater. (Contains 53 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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