By Eugenio Barba and Nicola Savarese
A Dictionary of Theatre Anthropology. The Secret Art of the Performer (in Hungarian)
Károli Könyvek-L’Harmattan Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary, 2020. 341 pages illus. In Hungarian. ISBN 978-963-414-758-9
New revised and changed edition of the previous book “Anatomie de l’acteur”. The results of research into theatre anthropology at ISTA 1980 – 95. The book subtly juxtaposes the visual demonstrations of the performer’s craft, from a wealth of Oriental and Occidental sources, to uncover knowledge of action in the heightened context of performance – from combat to religion and ritual. Whereas most Western research is concerned with naturalism and psychological realism in acting, the Dictionary focuses on the performer’s arduous and eclectic craft.