The Politics of American Actor Training

The Politics of American Actor Training

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This book addresses the historical, social, colonial, and administrative contexts that determine today's U.S. actor training, as well as matters of identity politics, access, and marginalization as they emerge in classrooms and rehearsal halls. It considers persistent, questioning voices about our nationa€™s acting training as it stands, thereby contributing to the national dialogue the diverse perspectives and proposals needed to keep American actor training dynamic and germane, both within the U.S. and abroad. Prominent academics and artists view actor training through a political, cultural or ethical lens, tackling fraught topics about power as it plays out in acting curricula and classrooms. The essays in this volume offer a survey of trends in thinking on actor training and investigate the way American theatre expresses our national identity through the globalization of arts education policy and in the politics of our curriculum decisions.After teaching graduate acting (Brandeis), she was longtime Professor, Director of Theatre, and Dean, University of the ... Sharon Marie Carnicke (MA in Russian/ Theatre Arts, New York University; PhD in Russian Literature, Columbiaanbsp;...


Title:The Politics of American Actor Training
Author: Ellen Margolis, Lissa Tyler Renaud
Publisher:Routledge - 2011-01-13
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