Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Being, Self, Consciousness: Stanislavski and Hamlet

Rhonda Blair's essay, "Reconsidering Stanislavsky" in The Performance Studies Reader points us in two important directions: an introduction to the "method" of acting that rose to prominence in American theater and film in the second half of the 20th century (based on Stanislavski's turn of the 20th-century "system"), and a consideration of what is the self from both performance and neuroscientific perspectives. Through these lenses, we'll continue comparing and contrasting different performance choices in various versions of Hamlet.

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