The Player’s Passion: Studies in the Science of Acting

by Joseph R. Roach

Choice Outstanding Academic Book for 1987Barnard Hewitt Award for Outstanding Research in Theatre History

Hardback • 1986 • $84.00
ISBN: 978-0874132656

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This reinterpretation of acting theories in light of the history of science examines acting styles from the seventeenth century to the twentieth century and measures them against prevailing conceptions of the human body and its inner workings.