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By Anya Peterson Royce

ISBN-10: 0759102236

ISBN-13: 9780759102231

ISBN-10: 0759102244

ISBN-13: 9780759102248

Anya Peterson Royce turns the anthropological gaze at the acting arts, searching for huge commonalities in functionality, artwork, and artists throughout house, time, and tradition. She asks basic questions as to the character of creative interpretation, the variations among virtuosity and artistry, and the way artists interaction with viewers, aesthetics, and magnificence. To help her case, she examines artists as assorted as Fokine and the Ballets Russes, Tewa Indian dancers, seventeenth century commedia dell'arte, eastern kabuki and butoh, Zapotec shamans, and the mime of Marcel Marceau, including her personal observations as a qualified dancer within the classical ballet culture. Royce additionally issues to the new circulate towards collaboration throughout creative genres as facts of the universality of aesthetics. Her research ends up in a greater figuring out of creative interpretation, artist-audience relationships, and the creative mind's eye as cross-cultural phenomena. Over 29 black and white photos and drawings illustrate the big variety of Royce's cross-cultural method. Her well-crafted quantity should be of significant curiosity to anthropologists, arts researchers, and scholars of cultural stories and acting arts.

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