Languaging the actor : an examination of the terminology used in actor training

Pryde, Bernadette Anne (2002) Languaging the actor : an examination of the terminology used in actor training. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


Throughout the twentieth century increased interest in the training of actors resulted in the emergence of a plethora of acting theories and innovative theatrical movements in Europe, the UK and the USA. The individuals or groups involved with the formulation of these theories and movements developed specific terminologies, or languages of acting, in an attempt to clearly articulate the nature and the practice of acting according to their particular pedagogy or theatrical aesthetic. Now at the dawning of the twenty-first century, Australia boasts quite a number of schools and university courses professing to train actors. This research aims to discover the language used in actor training on the east coast of Australia today. Using interviews with staff of the National Institute of Dramatic Art, the Victorian College of the Arts, and the Queensland University of Technology as the primary source of data, a constructivist grounded theory has emerged to assess the influence of last century‟s theatrical theorists and practitioners on Australian training and to ascertain the possibility of a distinctly Australian language of acting.

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ID Code: 36445
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Additional Information: Presented to the Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology.
Keywords: acting study and teaching, theater terminology, actors training of, acting, actor training, Australian actor training, grounded theory, language, thesis, masters
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Bernadette Pryde.
Deposited On: 22 Sep 2010 13:05
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2017 14:41

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