Actio And Persuasion: Dramatic Performance In Eighteenth Century France

Actio And Persuasion Dramatic Performance In Eighteenth Century France In th century France an intellectual battle was fought to raise the professional status of acting to the level of other arts involving rhetoric and expressive technique The central strategy was base

  • Title: Actio And Persuasion: Dramatic Performance In Eighteenth Century France
  • Author: Angelica Goodden
  • ISBN: 9780198158363
  • Page: 328
  • Format: None
  • In 18th century France an intellectual battle was fought to raise the professional status of acting to the level of other arts involving rhetoric and expressive technique The central strategy was based on the ancient rhetorical notion of actio, a theory of gesture, attitude, and facial expression already employed in the teaching and practice of religious, forensic, and poIn 18th century France an intellectual battle was fought to raise the professional status of acting to the level of other arts involving rhetoric and expressive technique The central strategy was based on the ancient rhetorical notion of actio, a theory of gesture, attitude, and facial expression already employed in the teaching and practice of religious, forensic, and political oratory In this lucid study, Goodden explores the belief, championed by Diderot and others, that the primary mode of persuasion is not auditory, but visual.

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