Erscheinungsdatum: 28.01.2013, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: The Theory of Theatrical Dancing. With a Chapter on Pantomime, Verlag: HardPress Publishing, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: HISTORY // General, Rubrik: Geschichte, Seiten: 152, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 231 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
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This study related to performance anthropology refers to the uses of visual effects and items in expressing the negative and the positive emotions of the characters in the British pantomime entitled Sleeping Beauty, performed in Ankara by international, transnational, and multicultural actors and actresses in front of a multicultural audience via its transnational content. These emotions of the characters require the interpretations and the reactions of the audience, interacting with the characters. Therefore, the British pantomime, Sleeping Beauty, written by Bob Hammond is suitable to be analyzed within the framework of the Cognitive Metaphor Theory (CMT) of George Lakoff and Mark Johnson (1980). The theory belongs to the fields of cognitive anthropology and cognitive semiotics, proposing that each emotional act or expression of human beings is culture-specific.
The Irish writer Samuel Beckett's and the Iranian writer Gholam Hossein Sa'edi's pantomimes share some common features. The theory of intertextuality proves to be a helpful approach to analyse their shared characteristics. Both pantomime as a literary genre and intertextuality as a literary approach have universal purposes. The former is the study of any relationship between and among different texts from different historical periods, cultures, genres and languages. While in the latter, language loses its significance and mimes and gestures replace its mediatory function. Therefore, the primary purpose of this study is to show how Beckett's pantomimes "Act without Words I and II" resemble Sa'edi's pantomimes "the Black Hoopoe, Hapless and Murk" in terms of themes, structure and symbols. The study shows that both Beckett and Sa'edi chose the medium of pantomime in order to express what were mainly inexpressible in their writing languages. They both used pantomime form as an artistic need in order to escape from the constraint and oppression of the dominant language and their sociopolitical circumstances.
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This book explains how the human brain evolved to make language possible and how cultural evolution took over from biological evolution during the transition from basic forms of communication to fully fledged languages. Basing his argument on the latest research in neuroscience, linguistics, and primatology, Michael Arbib presents an up-to-the-minute version of a theory that offers insights into the evolutionary importance of the brain's mirror neurons that enable monkeys, chimps, and humans to recognize the actions of others. Only in humans have these evolved to allow the 'complex imitation' which supports the breakthrough to language. This theory, he shows, lights the path from the simple manual gesture we share with apes, to the imitation of manual skills and pantomime, and to the development of sign language and speech. It also explains why we can learn sign languages as easily as we can learn to speak. The author looks at how the brain mechanisms that made the original emergence of fully-fledged languages possible are still active in the ways that children acquire language today and sign languages continue to emerge. He also shows their crucial role in the processes by which languages change on time scales from decades to centuries. This book explains how the brain evolved to make language Michael Arbib provides nonspecialist readers with all the necessary background in primatology, neuroscience, and linguistics. His compelling account of this fascinating subject is fully accessible to a general audience.
Focusing on materials and methods for teaching drama, rather than on theory or history, this text offers a collection of practical, progressive techniques for using informal drama in elementary classrooms. KEY TOPICS: It covers role drama that introduces key features of the British approach to drama teaching; literature for narrative pantomime; pantomime activities and stories; verbal activities and improvisation; planning drama lessons; and more. For creative drama instructors.
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