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On the Origins of Theater

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Mirosław Kocur

This book presents an interdisciplinary investigation into the emergence of the actor and theater. Scholarship helps us to realize how we have evolved to who we are today and to understand the transformative power of performance. The author proposes to boost and advance theater studies by reviewing new research in anthropology, archaeology, paleoanthropology, classics, ethnography, physics, cognitive science, neuroscience, theater anthropology and performance studies. Referring to his fieldwork in Bali and Tibet, and to his professional experience in theater, the author explains the role of bipedality, toolmaking and trance in the evolution of the performer, examines the performativity of space and writing, and argues that ancient culture emerged from dance.

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A Aborigines 67, 100, 124 Abri Castanet 117 Abu Salabikh 167 Abydos 165, 177, 181 ach 180, 182–183 Adrastos 251 Aeschylus 21, 154, 157, 221, 233–234 – Edonians 241; Oresteia 158, 234 Afar people 60, 62 aghori 103, see also cannibalism Aglaureion 152 agon 156–157, 237 Aiello Leslie 99 ‘Ain Ghazal 147 Ainu 112 Airlangga 54 Akkad 167 alphabet 22, 162, 176, 189–195, 197, 200, 217–218, 226 Alstonia scholaris 49 altars – Bali 23 148; Chauvet Cave 110; Delos 240; Oropos 151; Prytaneion 153; Theater of Dionysus 156–157 altered states of consciousness 49, 210, see also taksu, trance – Bali 20–21, 46; Çatalhöyük 137, 149; Crete 213; Greece 231, 241; Lascaux 117–122; Samarra 211 Ammann Raymond 125 aoidos 33, 148, 193–197, 218 Apollodorus, see Pseudo-Apollodorus Aramis 60, 61, 64 Arcy-sur-Cure 123 Ardi, see Ardipithecus ramidus Ardipithecus ramidus 60–65, 106 Aristophanes 154, 156 – Acharnians 234, 236; Clouds (1012– 1014) 238; Frogs 158; Knights (233, 536) 151; Lysistrata (1294) 216; Thesmophoriazusae (395) 154, (993) 216; Wasps (230) 227, (1529–1530) 226 Aristotle 240 – Constitution of Athens (56.3) 239– 240; Movement of Animals (703b) 237; Poetics (1448a37, 1449a9–21) 229, (1449a10–12) 236, (1453a35) 151; Rhetoric (1403b23) 197 arja 24 Arrianus Flavius, Annabasis (3.7.3, 7.7.3) 166 Arsuaga Juan Luis 104 Artaud Antonin 19 Asfaw Alemayehu 62 Aşıklı Höyük 137 Assmann Jan 178, 183 Assurbanipal 167, 169 Athena 205, 227–228 Athenaeus, The Learned Banqueters (1.21e) 221, (5.181b) 216, (14630a) 226 atlatl...

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