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Prefiguring the future. Projections and preparations within theatrical rehearsals

  • Theater rehearsals have a characteristic temporal organization: They rely on fleeting (talk/embodied conduct) and endurable resources (e.g. manipulation of objects) to accomplish a stage play which has a defined shape. In doing this, participants have to bridge time gaps and they are therefore dependent on practices which are able to prefigure the future in a more sustainable way. Based on video recordings from theater rehearsals I will show the basic operation of these practices: While projections-by-arrangements anticipate the play world verbally, preparations produce material parts of the play world (e.g. attaching props). Finally, I consider more general implications of the differences between “verbalizing” (projections) and “materializing” (preparations) for the temporalities of interactional organization.

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Author:Axel SchmidtGND
Parent Title (English):Time in embodied interaction. Synchronicity and sequentiality of multimodal resources
Series (Serial Number):Pragmatics & beyond : new series (..293)
Place of publication:Amsterdam u.a.
Editor:Arnulf Deppermann, Jürgen Streeck
Document Type:Part of a Book
Year of first Publication:2018
Date of Publication (online):2018/09/26
Tag:multimodal resources; preparations; projections; temporality; theater rehearsals
GND Keyword:Interaktionsanalyse; Multimodalität; Temporalität; Theateraufführung
First Page:231
Last Page:260
This article has been accepted for publication in the book "Time in embodied interaction. Synchronicity and sequentiality of multimodal resources" that it is under copyright by Benjamins. The publisher should be contacted for permission to re-use the material in any form.
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 400 Sprache, Linguistik
Open Access?:ja
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Linguistics-Classification:Pragmalinguistik / Kommunikationsforschung
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt