Celebrity and the Semiotics of Acting

@article{Quinn1990CelebrityAT,
  title={Celebrity and the Semiotics of Acting},
  author={M. Quinn},
  journal={New Theatre Quarterly},
  year={1990},
  volume={6},
  pages={154-161}
}
  • M. Quinn
  • Published 1990
  • Art
  • New Theatre Quarterly
  • One of the persistent problems in acting, and one that seems to grow steadily in importance, comes from the public identity of the actor. This study suggests that a semiotic approach to the acting sign can help to distinguish the function of celebrity in acting, the threats to authority that celebrity imposes, and the results of celebrity acting both on stage and in the efforts of the actor to achieve an identity. This essay is related to earlier discussions of the stage figure by its author… CONTINUE READING
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