Chapter 9. What Performers Do

  1. James R. Hamilton

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470690871.ch9

The Art of Theater

The Art of Theater

How to Cite

Hamilton, J. R. (2007) What Performers Do, in The Art of Theater, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470690871.ch9

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 4 JUL 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405113533

Online ISBN: 9780470690871



  • performers;
  • theatrical performances;
  • modernism;
  • literature;
  • theatrical conventions


This chapter contains section titled:

  • What Performers do and what Audiences can Know

  • The Features of Performers and Choices that Performers Make

  • Theatrical Conventions as Sequences of Features Having Specific “Weight”

  • What is Involved in Reference to Theatrical Styles

  • More about Styles, as Produced and as Grasped

  • Grasp of Theatrical Style and Deeper Theatrical Understanding