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Date Issued:
2019
Abstract/Description:
As we transition into a more goal-oriented society, our ability to nurture and cultivate individual growth in emotional, spiritual, and mental awareness in the performing arts has been stifled by the desire to get ahead in our modern-day race for success. This fierce struggle brings with it a risk of subconscious deterioration in mental, spiritual and emotional health. As actors in an aggressive industry, we are often faced with the monumental task of preserving our artistry while competing in the industry, and we often find ourselves overwhelmed by the inescapable pressures in the business of acting. In (")Mindful Acting("), I will synthesize a metaphysical approach to actor-training centered around the concept of mindfulness, meditation and the self. The goal of my thesis is to refine and integrate pre-existing actor training methods with practices in mindfulness and meditation to reclaim the actor's artistry in life and in performance.
Title: Mindful Acting.
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Name(s): Lee, Terence, Author
Reed, David, Committee Chair
Thomas, Aaron, Committee Member
Ingram, Kate, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2019
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: As we transition into a more goal-oriented society, our ability to nurture and cultivate individual growth in emotional, spiritual, and mental awareness in the performing arts has been stifled by the desire to get ahead in our modern-day race for success. This fierce struggle brings with it a risk of subconscious deterioration in mental, spiritual and emotional health. As actors in an aggressive industry, we are often faced with the monumental task of preserving our artistry while competing in the industry, and we often find ourselves overwhelmed by the inescapable pressures in the business of acting. In (")Mindful Acting("), I will synthesize a metaphysical approach to actor-training centered around the concept of mindfulness, meditation and the self. The goal of my thesis is to refine and integrate pre-existing actor training methods with practices in mindfulness and meditation to reclaim the actor's artistry in life and in performance.
Identifier: CFE0007486 (IID), ucf:52666 (fedora)
Note(s): 2019-05-01
M.F.A.
Arts and Humanities, Theatre
Masters
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Subject(s): acting -- performance -- theatre -- theater -- actor training -- acting training
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0007486
Restrictions on Access: campus 2022-05-15
Host Institution: UCF

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