By Eugenio Barba and Nicola Savarese
A Dictionary of Theatre Anthropology. The Secret Art of the Performer
Lin Book Publishing Limited, Taiwan 2014. 2nd ed. 320 pages, illus. In traditional Chinese. ISBN 978-957-445-337-5
The results of research into theatre anthropology at ISTA 1980 – 95. The book subtly juxtaposes the visual demonstrations of the performer’s craft, from a wealth of Oriental and Occidental sources, to uncover knowledge of action in the heightened context of performance – from combat to religion and ritual. Whereas most Western research is concerned with naturalism and psychological realism in acting, the Dictionary focuses on the performer’s arduous and eclectic craft.