Acting: An altered state of consciousness

@article{Scheiffele2001ActingAA,
  title={Acting: An altered state of consciousness},
  author={Eberhard Scheiffele},
  journal={Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance},
  year={2001},
  volume={6},
  pages={179 - 191}
}
  • Eberhard Scheiffele
  • Published 1 September 2001
  • Psychology
  • Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance
Actors often report that during acting their conscious experience is altered. Many are, in fact, drawn to acting by their desire for this experience of heightened awareness. This paper will use notions from the field Psychology of Consciousness, including an explanation of how psychologists define and investigate Altered States of Consciousness (ASCs). Following the definition in The Psychology of Consciousness by Farthing, the author argues that actors (in performance, drama classes, or in… 
Educating Through Attentional States of Consciousness, an Effective Way to Develop Creative Potential?
Researchers have recently turned their focus to a specific area: the links between altered states of consciousness and creativity. A spectrum of attentional states of consciousness exists, from
Dissociation, unconscious and social theory : towards an embodied relational sociology
The recent attention which has been paid in sociology to the role of embodiment, intersubjectivity and reflexivity has resulted in the development of new social theories which aim to provide better
The absence of the cool-down for actors following a theatre performance; the discussion is on-going but the gap remains
Professional actors learn and generally conduct warm-up processes, which prepare them for the demands of performance. However, they neither learn nor gradually develop post-performance cool-down
Pretend Play and Development in Early Childhood (With Implications for the Oedipal Phase)
  • K. Gilmore
  • Psychology
    Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
  • 2011
Pretend play reflects both the unique mental organization and the developmental challenges of early to middle childhood, with a trajectory that parallels the monumental transformation of the toddler
Buddhist-inspired meditation increases the value of calm.
TLDR
After eight weeks, meditators valued calm more but did not differ in their actual experience of calm compared with the other groups, suggesting that meditation selectively increases the value placed on calm.
Hypnosis, Placebo, and Performance: Recovering the Relational Aspects of Medicine
TLDR
It has been argued that a patient-centered approach, in which the patient’s views, feelings, thoughts and needs are respected, is especially necessary in the care of chronic conditions.
The Improvising Mind: On Stage and in the Lab
Putting together a theory of improvisation’s effects on consciousness and cognition including memory, group mind and the mirror system, patterns, and altered states of consciousness. Improvisation’s
Consciousness, Theatre, Literature and the Arts 2015
The book collects essays based on papers presented at the 6th International Conference on Consciousness, Theatre, Literature and the Arts (CTLA), held from June 10-12, 2015, at St Francis College,
Impact Repertory Theatre as a Tool of Empowerment: Black Youth Describe their Experiences and Perceptions
This qualitative phenomenological study explores the role of Theatre as a tool of empowerment for Black youth. This study involves IMPACT Repertory Theatre of Harlem (IMPACT), a Theatre group that
Living with Lady Macbeth : a sociocultural approach to second language learning through theatre
A sociocultural perspective of second language (L2) learning implies that L2 learning will differ across contexts because sociocultural factors influence teaching and learning experiences. This
...
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 30 REFERENCES
The psychology of consciousness.
  • S. C. Chang
  • Psychology
    American journal of psychotherapy
  • 1978
TLDR
Study of meditation is a viable approach to the exploration of both meanings of consciousness, which aims at a "cleansing" of the mind to reach a content-free and conflict-free state--pure consciousness.
Psychodrama, Surplus Reality and the Art of Healing
Preface. Acknowledgements. An Early History of Psychodrama. Introduction. Time and Death. The Moment of Surprise. Ecstasy and Role Reversal. Surplus Reality. Clinical Applications: The Use of Humour
Towards a poor theatre
"One of the century's most impressive theatrical manifestos" - Irving Wardle Jerzy Grotowski created the Theatre Laboratory in Opole, South-West Poland, in 1959. His work since then, with a small
Acting-in: practical applications of psychodramatic methods
Psychodrama can be one of the most powerful tools used in psychotherapy. Charmingly illustrated with a wealth of case examples, this volume presents current training techniques and shows how to use
Games for actors and non-actors
Introduction: A New System of Exercises and Games From The Theatre of The Oppressed. Two Unities. Five Categories of Game and Exercise. I. Feeling What We Touch (Re-structuring Muscular Relations)
Who Shall Survive?
This is a large and voluminous exposition on Social Psychiatry covering 724 pages and divided into 6 books, by Moreno. He selfstyles it his "Bible of Human Relationships". Any book of necessity
Hypnosis, Memory, and the Ethics of Uncertainty
(1995). Hypnosis, memory, and the ethics of uncertainty. Australian Psychologist: Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 1-10.
Sanford Meisner on acting
Thank you for reading sanford meisner on acting. As you may know, people have search hundreds times for their favorite novels like this sanford meisner on acting, but end up in infectious downloads.
The Essential Moreno
  • 1987
The Stanislavski Method: the professional training of an actor
  • 1960
...
...