Newey, Kate (2002) Embodied history : reflections on the Jane Scott project. Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film, 29 (2). pp. 66-70. ISSN 1748-3727Full text not available from this repository.
This essay is a reflection on the theoretical implications for theatre historians of practical reconstructions, revivals, or recollections of past performance practices. It argues that the notion of `cultural memory' can be played out through performing bodies, and that the historicity of performers' bodies needs to be respected, observed, and analysed. The essay suggests that the embodied histories of style and professional practice encapsulated in classical dance performance practice can be instructive for twenty-first century researchers seeking to revive pre-Naturalist styles of acting and staging.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Romantic theatre ; cultural memory ; kinaesthesia ; historiography|
|Subjects:||N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts|
|Deposited On:||06 Mar 2009 09:40|
|Last Modified:||13 Jan 2016 11:42|
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