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Embodied history : reflections on the Jane Scott project.

Newey, Kate (2002) Embodied history : reflections on the Jane Scott project. Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film, 29 (2). pp. 66-70. ISSN 1748-3727

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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.

Item Type: Article
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
ID Code: 24271
Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
Deposited On: 06 Mar 2009 09:40
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2015 00:32
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