Supporting your high street Find out how »
Basket Image


On the Origins of Theater, Hardback Book


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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 337 pages
  • Publisher: Peter Lang AG
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Acting techniques
  • ISBN: 9783631665701

Other Formats



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also by Miroslaw Kocur   |  View all

Also in the Interdisciplinary Studies in Performance series   |  View all