No Exit from the gaze: Sartre’s theory facilitated through aspects of Meisner’s practice

Heim, Caroline & Heim, Christian (2015) No Exit from the gaze: Sartre’s theory facilitated through aspects of Meisner’s practice. Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, 29(2), pp. 127-145.

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Abstract

This article explores the theory/practice nexus in performance and considers a method for the transfer of theory in rehearsal and performance. In a 2011 production of Jean-Paul Sartre’s "No Exit", rehearsal, performance and post-performance exercises were devised to facilitate an understanding of Sartre’s existential concepts for audiences based on Sanford Meisner’s techniques. In this production, Sartre’s theory of “the gaze” was “practiced” by actors and audience members opening up new perspectives on the conflation of theory and practice in theatre productions.

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ID Code: 86150
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: No Exit, Sanford Meisner, Jean-Paul Sartre, Gaze, Theory and Practice
DOI: 10.1353/dtc.2015.0001
ISSN: 2165-2686
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Drama Theatre and Performance Studies (190404)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 The Author
Deposited On: 04 Aug 2015 01:42
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2017 23:55

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