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Title: Acting and Not-acting: An Experiment and Investigation in a Monologue
Authors: NORA ANNY SAMOSIR
Keywords: acting, not-acting, lecture-performance, pretence, practice-as-research, Singapore theatre
Issue Date: 8-Mar-2012
Source: NORA ANNY SAMOSIR (2012-03-08). Acting and Not-acting: An Experiment and Investigation in a Monologue. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: An actor of more than thirty years? experience, I am interested in the actor?s process. I address Kirby?s definition of acting: ?to act means to feign, to simulate, to represent, to impersonate.? He proposed a continuum moving from Not-Acting to Acting with different stages of acting depending on matrices of pretended or represented character, situation, place and time. I test this theory and address the fundamental question ?does acting begin with pretence?? with a practice-as-research methodology. I analyse how my acting shifts between acting and not-acting in one performance of a purpose-written lecture-performance entitled These Children are Dead. I argue that Kirby?s theory is too simplistic in reducing a much more complex phenomenon to a single factor, that of pretence. My findings resonate with Lutterbie?s approach towards a theory of acting via cognitive science which may offer insights hitherto obscured by the lack of material methods of investigating acting phenomenon.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/34678
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