Keywords in performer training

Murray, S. (2015) Keywords in performer training. Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, 6(1), pp. 46-58. (doi: 10.1080/19443927.2014.995829)

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More a collection of reflections and provocations than an essay. 'Keywords in Performer Training' identifies 12 words or phrases which are in common usage in contemporary performance training and examines the various and often conflicting usages which are attached to them. Explicitly following Raymond Williams' ground-breaking 1976 publication, 'Keywords', this essay scrutinises and scans the contemporary treatment of these words and how thye are used and misused in the vernacualr of theatre and performance training practices. It does not seek to provide definitive meaning to the keywords, and - deliberately - leaves many questions unanswered in the spirit of provoking and animating conversation as to how these terms shift and become contested as cultural, pedagogical and ideological conditions change.

Item Type:Articles (Other)
Keywords:Keywords, unruliness, creativity, neutral, energy, intuition, depth, skill, industry, rigour, resistence, physical, vocation, Raymond Williams.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Murray, Dr Simon
Authors: Murray, S.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts
Journal Name:Theatre, Dance and Performance Training
Journal Abbr.:TDPT
ISSN (Online):1944-3919

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