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Psychophysical Acting: An Intercultural Approach After Stanislavski

Psychophysical Acting: An Intercultural Approach After Stanislavski

Phillip B. Zarrilli

ISBN: 9780415334587

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Psychophysical Acting is a direct and vital address to the demands of contemporary theatre on today s actor. Drawing on over thirty years of intercultural experience, Phillip Zarrilli aims to equip actors with practical and conceptual tools with which to approach their work. Areas of focus include:

  • an historical overview of a psychophysical approach to acting from Stanislavski to the present
  • acting as an energetics of performance, applied to a wide range of playwrights: Samuel Beckett, Martin Crimp, Sarah Kane, Kaite O Reilly and Ota Shogo
  • a system of training though yoga and Asian martial arts that heightens sensory awareness, dynamic energy, and in which body and mind become one
  • practical application of training principles to improvisation exercises.

Psychophysical Acting is accompanied by Peter Hulton s interactive DVD-ROM featuring exercises, production documentation, interviews, and reflection.


Phillip B. Zarrilli

Phillip Zarrilli is internationally known for training actors in psychophysical process through Asian martial/meditation arts, and as a director/performer. He runs a private studio (Tyn-y-parc C.V.N. Kalari/Studio) in Wales, and conducts workshops throughout the world - including workshops or long-term residences at many institutions including the Grotowski Institute (Poland), as part of the ... view full profile

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