Phil Davis: the process of acting

Cassidy, G and Knox, S (2018) 'Phil Davis: the process of acting.' Critical Studies in Television: The International Journal of Television Studies, 13 (3). pp. 315-332. ISSN 1749-6039

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Phil Davis has had a distinguished career, receiving widespread acclaim for his ‘invisible’ acting. This article illuminates Davis’ approach to acting via a transcribed interview conducted at the ‘Acting on Television’ symposium at the University of Reading in 2016. This material is framed by a contextualising introduction that proposes that John Flaus’ concept of lamprotes is useful for understanding Davis’ acting. The interview is structured by four case studies exploring Davis’ work across a range of medium/genre contexts: feature film 'Vera Drake', docudrama 'The Curse of Steptoe', drama serial adaptation 'Bleak House' and crime drama 'Sherlock'.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Phil Davis, acting, invisible acting, lamprotes, Vera Drake, The Curse of Steptoe, Bleak House, Sherlock
Divisions: Bath School of Music and Performing Arts
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Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2018 09:47
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