By Eugenio Barba and Nicola Savarese
A Dictionary of Theatre Anthropology. The Secret Art of the Performer
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.
English Routledge, England, 2005. 320 pages, illus. 2nd edition. In English. ISBN 978-0-415-37861-1