Vol. 66 No. 1 (2021): The Act and the Show: Performing Arts, Cinema and Psychoanalysis
Studia UBB Dramatica no. 1/2021 aims at questioning the complex relationship between performing arts, cinema and psychoanalysis, in the context of the recent cultural transformations. Theatre, cinema, various forms of performance experienced substantial metamorphoses with the invention, development and spread of new technologies. On the other hand, the branches of psychoanalysis, sometimes convergent, sometimes divergent, were not, at their turn, immune to change. One of the first questions that can be raised concerns the possibility for performative arts and psychoanalysis to keep the special relationship that characterized their interaction in some key moments of history. What are the points in which the dialogue between them is still possible and how this dialogue is emerging?
At a close glance, it is obvious that the act constitutes one of the most solid grounds where performing arts, cinema and psychoanalysis can meet. The focus will thus be on: the theatrical act; the cinematographic act; the theatricalization of the cinematic image; „the filmicity” of theatre; theories of mise-en-scène; psychoanalytical theories of acting in theatre and/ or cinema; act and language in theatre and/ or cinema; the (interior) scene and the actor; psychoanalytic theories of spectatorship.