Chapter published in:Bonding through Context: Language and interactional alignment in Japanese situated discourse
Edited by Risako Ide and Kaori Hata
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 314] 2020
► pp. 197–214
Creating interactional bonds during theatrical rehearsals
An interactional approach of the documentary method of interpretation
The process of embodying a theatrical script for organizing the performance of an interaction among fictional characters and displaying interactional bonds on stage depends on the way the participants (the director and the actors) interpret the script. Interpreting the script means for them that each line of the script becomes an underlying pattern to which extra elements (embodied behaviors, broader contextual elements) can be connected in order to build the multimodal performances of interactional bonds. In this paper I focus on how participants build two different interpretations of the same segment of the script, building two kinds of interactional bonds among addressed and un-addressed recipients. The goal of this paper is to understand how the actors embody the script and create the performance of interactional bonds by relying on the script as an underlying pattern.
Keywords: theatrical rehearsals, script, documentary method of interpretation, multimodality, addressed and un-addressed recipients
Published online: 03 December 2020
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