Stage presence

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Goodall, Jane. 2008. Stage presence. London, United Kingdom. Routledge.
Book Title

Stage presence

Book CategoryAuthored book
ERA Publisher ID3137
Authors
AuthorGoodall, Jane
Number of Pages223
Year2008
PublisherRoutledge
Place of PublicationLondon, United Kingdom
ISBN9780415395946
9780203928585
Web Address (URL)http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415395960/
Abstract

Focusing on examples of live performance in drama, dance, opera and light entertainment, Jane Goodall explores a characteristic as compelling and enigmatic as the performers who demonstrate it.

The mysterious quality of 'presence' in a performer has strong resonances with the uncanny. It is associated with primal, animal qualities in human individuals, but also has connotations of divinity and the supernatural, relating to figures of evil as well as heroism. Stage Presence traces these themes through theatrical history.

This fascinating study also explores the blend of science and spirituality that accompanies the appreciation of human power. Performers display a magnetism of their audiences; they electrify them, exhibit mesmeric command, and develop chemistry in their communication.

Keywordsdrama; dance; opera; light entertainment; actors; theatre; actresses; presence; performers
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520406. Sensory processes, perception and performance
360403. Drama, theatre and performance studies
470207. Cultural theory
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Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Western Sydney
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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