Garrick, Shakespeare, y la paradoja del comediante (Garrick, Shakespeare, and the Player's Paradox)

Ibercampus (Feb. 3, 2015)

11 Pages Posted: 13 May 2015

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

Spanish Abstract: La Paradoja del Comediante, o del actor, fue formulada por Diderot en un ensayo que tenía a David Garrick como ejemplo principal. En este artículo observamos la similaridad entre dicha paradoja y la "capacidad negativa" atribuida por diversos críticos a los grandes dramaturgos y más en concreto a Shakespeare. Se sugiere una base común para ambos fenómenos en la naturaleza mimética de la gestualidad y de la comunicación humanas, algo que podría proporcionar una solución a la paradoja desde una perspectiva neuroestética.

English Abstract: The Player's Paradox, or the Paradox of Acting, was formulated by Diderot in an essay dealing with David Garrick as a major example. In this paper we note the similarity between the Player's Paradox and the "negative capability" a number of critics have ascribed to great dramatists and most particularly to Shakespeare. A common grounding of both phenomena in the mimetic nature of human communication and gestuality is suggested, which might provide a solution to the paradox from the standpoint of neuroaesthetics.

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Suggested Citation

Garcia Landa, Jose Angel, Garrick, Shakespeare, y la paradoja del comediante (Garrick, Shakespeare, and the Player's Paradox) (2015). Ibercampus (Feb. 3, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2605043

Jose Angel Garcia Landa (Contact Author)

Universidad de Zaragoza ( email )

Gran Via 2
Zaragoza, 50005
Spain

HOME PAGE: http://www.garcialanda.net

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