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John Matthews

John Matthews is Programme Leader of BA (Hons) Acting at Theatre Royal Plymouth. He has written two books published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama: Training for Performance (2011) and Anatomy of Performance Training (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Anatomy of Performance Training

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...At night, along a sandy forest track in Poland, and on a cliff top path in Wales, they are running. They are running as a group.A car passes, its headlamps throwing shadows of branches heaving in the wind and leaves across the track...

Body Of Work

John Matthews

John Matthews is Programme Leader of BA (Hons) Acting at Theatre Royal Plymouth. He has written two books published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama: Training for Performance (2011) and Anatomy of Performance Training (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Anatomy of Performance Training

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...Throughout this book I have been attempting to show how training derives from and is co-constitutive of the human condition, and how it produces and determines through the body a nascent ideology of training, which is asserting itself...

Hand

John Matthews

John Matthews is Programme Leader of BA (Hons) Acting at Theatre Royal Plymouth. He has written two books published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama: Training for Performance (2011) and Anatomy of Performance Training (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Anatomy of Performance Training

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...Towards the end of his life, when arthritis prevented him from writing for himself, Galileo Galilei appointed a Florentine teenager named Vincenzio Viviani as a live-in companion. Viviani, a gifted mathematician himself, wrote letters...

Ear

John Matthews

John Matthews is Programme Leader of BA (Hons) Acting at Theatre Royal Plymouth. He has written two books published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama: Training for Performance (2011) and Anatomy of Performance Training (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Anatomy of Performance Training

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...The bodies of Olympic athletes are national causes and this is never more evident than in the moments just before one fails on behalf of a cause. The political drama underlying international competition enhances the physical contest...

Heart

John Matthews

John Matthews is Programme Leader of BA (Hons) Acting at Theatre Royal Plymouth. He has written two books published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama: Training for Performance (2011) and Anatomy of Performance Training (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Anatomy of Performance Training

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...The average heart beats between 50 and 100 times per minute but in ‘highly trained apneists the heart rate can drop to values well below the average – as low as 30-40 beats per minute – with great advantage to apnea...

Second Cut

John Matthews

John Matthews is Programme Leader of BA (Hons) Acting at Theatre Royal Plymouth. He has written two books published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama: Training for Performance (2011) and Anatomy of Performance Training (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Anatomy of Performance Training

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...What of all those bits of bodies that didn’t make the first cut? As I explained at the outset, there were specific reasons for choosing hands, feet, mouths, ears and hearts to open up my Anatomy of Performance Training...

Anatomy

John Matthews

John Matthews is Programme Leader of BA (Hons) Acting at Theatre Royal Plymouth. He has written two books published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama: Training for Performance (2011) and Anatomy of Performance Training (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Anatomy of Performance Training

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...This book makes a set of simple but challenging claims: training is and always has been a response to the problems experienced as a result of having a body and being in the world; training is not something that some of us do...

First Cut

John Matthews

John Matthews is Programme Leader of BA (Hons) Acting at Theatre Royal Plymouth. He has written two books published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama: Training for Performance (2011) and Anatomy of Performance Training (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Anatomy of Performance Training

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...This book looks a little bit different to most theatre books. It is illustrated throughout with original woodcut prints, by Andy Park, an illustrator who lives and works on the South East Coast of England and who trained at Camberwell...

Mouth

John Matthews

John Matthews is Programme Leader of BA (Hons) Acting at Theatre Royal Plymouth. He has written two books published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama: Training for Performance (2011) and Anatomy of Performance Training (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Anatomy of Performance Training

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...Dancing wildly with the freshly severed head of John the Baptist, Salome cries, ‘ah! Thou wouldst not suffer me to kiss thy mouth’ in life, ‘well!, I will kiss it now’ in death! All quotes from Salome are taken from the 1996...

What Is Performance Anyway?

Performance Studies in Motion : International Perspectives and Practices in the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...I am much obliged to Joe Essid for correcting my English style. I claim that performance in its most general sense is a natural occurrence: the operational mode of another natural phenomenon, consciousness. As it underlies...