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  • Swimming in the Water of Theatrical Conventions: The Performers’ Perspective

    Willmar Sauter, Magnus Tessing Schneider

    Chapter from the book: Schneider M. & Wagner M. 2023. Performing the Eighteenth Century: Theatrical Discourses, Practices, and Artefacts.

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    In this interview, the singer-actors João Luís Paixão and Laila Cathleen Neuman describe their experience of taking part in the workshop experiments of the research group Performing Premodernity as well as in the group’s production of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Pygmalion, which premiered at the State Castle of Český Krumlov in 2015. The conversation revolves around the scenic interpretation of Pygmalion and the genre of melodrama at large and about what the singers learned about eighteenth-century acting from performing at the Drottningholm Palace Theatre and in other historic theatre sites.

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    Sauter W. & Schneider M. 2023. Swimming in the Water of Theatrical Conventions: The Performers’ Perspective. In: Schneider M. & Wagner M (eds.), Performing the Eighteenth Century. Stockholm: Stockholm University Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.16993/bce.j

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    Published on June 20, 2023


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