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The pleasure principle: some principles for a psychophysical training

Britton, John (2007) The pleasure principle: some principles for a psychophysical training. In: How to Act: an international conference, 14-17 February 2007, Central School of Speech and Drama. (Unpublished)

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The aim of this paper is to look at the idea of ‘pleasure’ as a strategy and an objective in a process of psychophysical training. In particular I want to suggest how a rigorous insistence on the primacy of pleasure in the approach a performer takes to his or her work, provides important strategies for structuring that work and developing and channelling creative energies to underpin their development. In other words, how the pursuit of pleasure can help create and sustain what Mexican practitioner Nicolas Nunez calls ‘the will to work’.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
Schools: School of Music, Humanities and Media
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Depositing User: John Britton
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2009 09:16
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 23:17


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