Mindfulnesss and heightened consciousnesss in phillip zarrilli’ss psychophysical approach to acting

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In his article “Mindfulness and Heightened Consciousness in Phillip Zarrilli’s Psychophysical Approach to Acting,” Tsu-Chung Su intends to explore the significance of mindfulness and heightened consciousness in Zarrilli’s psychophysical approach to acting. Su first traces and discusses the Chinese and Indian sources, resources, and knowledge that have forged Zarrilli’s psychophysical acting techniques, theories, and approaches. Then, he critically examines and assesses the efficacy of Zarrilli’s approach which combines Western theatrical concepts and techniques with what he self-consciously borrows from Chinese qi and taijiquan, Indian ayurvedic medicine, Vedic philosophy, performing aesthetics, Hindu religion, kathakali, yoga, meditation, massage, and kalarippayattu martial arts.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7
JournalCLCWeb - Comparative Literature and Culture
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Dec
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Literature and Literary Theory

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