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The Actor’s Work and the Art of Fictionalising Oneself

Author(s): Celina Nunes de Alcântara

Journal: Revista Brasileira de Estudos da Presença
ISSN 2237-2660

Volume: 3;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 902;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Actor | Creation | Fiction | Transformation | Training

This article discusses the actor’s work as a possibility of creation and invention of the self. This concept is related to ways of fictionalising oneself, that is, ways to think an actor’s work on themselves as a possible way to project the self beyond artistic creation, even coming to reverberate in ordinary daily life. To support this discussion, we addressed the concepts of ethics, truth, and care of the self, as they are discussed in the work of Michel Foucault and others. Furthermore, we drew from theatre notions of second nature and fictitious body, problematised based on the ideas of Constantin Stanislavski, Franco Ruffini, Eugenio Barba, and Nicola Savarese.
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