Toward an Understanding of the Performing Artist: A Study of Actors and Dancers:

Book Chapter

Title: Toward an Understanding of the Performing Artist: A Study of Actors and Dancers:
Year: 1991
Authors RECINIELLO, S.
Abstract:

The dissertation examines the actor and dancer from the perspective of the type of creativity research conducted by the Institute of Personality Assessment and Research at University of California at Berkeley over the prior four decades. 1500 written questionnaires were given to a population of noted and famous actors and dancers, working professional actors and dancers (Broadway, film, dance companies) and student actors and dancers. 464 responded by taking the questionnaire (some of the other famous ones preferred spontaneous interviews or submitted written viewpoints which informed the research in other ways): Famous 16, Working Pros 259, Students 187. The questionnaire included items from the IPAR interviews given to artists in other fields, Helson's Childhood Activity Checklist, Gough's Adjective Checklist, and Fitzgerald's Experience Inquiry. Overall, the research established its immediate goal to place the study of performers within the mainstream of the psychological study of creativity. It has also been successful in providing some understanding of the qualities of performing artists and how these qualities intersect with the art of performing, and in providing some insight into the complex relationship between performers and society.

This thesis is partly available in a book:

Author(s) :Ed. Glenn D. Wilson Name of book: Psychology and Performing Arts ( excerpts from dissertation presented in a chapter ) "Toward an Understanding of the Performing Artist" Publication year:1991 Publisher: Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam/Lisse ISBN: 9026511191

For the full paper, please contact Shelley Recinello: moc.loa|ellehsARS#moc.loa|ellehsARS

Keywords: Performing Artist, Study of Actors, Dancers
Language: English


Publisher: Swets & Zeitlinger
Publisher Location: Amsterdam/Lisse
ISBN:
Title of Book: Psychology and Performing Arts /( excerpts from dissertation presented in a chapter ) “Toward an Understanding of the Performing Artist”
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Elizabeth Novogratz

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