Issue 44.1


Special Issue: Kristin Linklater / The Santorini Voice Symposium

Published: March 2011

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 17 essays, totalling 228 pages

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This Mosaic special issue features an interview with renowned teacher and theorist of voice, Kristin Linklater, along with essays and reflections on her work, on voice, and on the Santorini Voice Symposium that took place in July 2009. Contributors to the issue include actors, stage and film directors, voice teachers, a musician, a photographer, writers and philosophers, and not the least, organizers of the Santorini Voice Symposium, Salomé Krell and David Farrell Krell.

Crossings: An Interview with Kristin Linklater

Dawne McCance

This interview took place between 12 and 16 July 2010 on Kendall Island, Lake of the Woods, Ontario, Canada. Mosaic is grateful to Kristin Linklater for taking time from her busy schedule to do the interview, which we are honoured to publish here.

The Santorini Experiment: How Philosophy Ended its Ancient Quarrel with Theatre

Andro Linklater

In July 2009, a group of actors and philosophers met on the island of Santorini, under the direction of voice teacher Kristin Linklater, to explore links between the theatre’s approach to truth and philosophy’s. Linklater’s voice exercises were to be the bridge. Surprisingly, there was a meeting of mind and body--and some mutual understanding between theatre and philosophy.

Re-imagining the Actor’s Quartet

Rob Pensalfini

This essay argues that the relationship between body, intellect, emotion, and voice in an actor’s expressivity are not related in an equal fashion, as per Kristin Linklater’s "actors quartet," but rather in a hierarchical fashion whereby the trinity of body, intellect, and emotion find their ultimate expression through the voice, united by breath.

Of Rabbit-holes and Aquamarines (Cabbages and Kings)

Salome M. Krell

There is no abstract for this work.

Philosophy in the Body

Susan Main

There is no abstract for this work.

Santorini--A Stream of Images

Alessandro Fabrizi

There is no abstract for this work.

The Moment of Nothing: A Philosophical Note on the Work of Kristin Linklater

David Farrell Krell

This paper explores some philosophical presuppositions about the human voice that have been dominant since Plato. It sees in the work of Kristin Linklater a theoretical and practical application of ideas in Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Jacques Derrida that challenge the ancient presuppositions.

Reflection on the Santorini Voice Symposium

K.K. Moggie

There is no abstract for this work.

The Voice, the Body, and the Mind: Reflections in the Aftermath of Kant and Herder

Angelica Nuzzo

This essay examines the connection between sensibility and voice in a prominent but generally overlooked historical connection, namely, in the relation between Kant and Herder. On this basis, it draws consequences for our philosophical thinking of the role that the voice plays in articulating philosophical thinking.

Reflection on the Santorini Voice Symposium

Luitgard Janßen

There is no abstract for this work.

Voice as “Relational Space”: Agency beyond Narcissism or the Loss of Self

Mollie Painter-Morland

In this paper I develop the notion of "relational space" by drawing on the theoretical perspectives of Adriana Cavarero, Julia Kristeva, Peter Sloterdijk, and Judith Butler. The paper itself was written before my arrival at the Santorini Voice Symposium, but I believe that the relational space created there allowed the paper to gain much force. I therefore reflect on the visceral experience of presenting the paper, not as a typical academic reading, but rather as my embodied interaction with the audience. In a very real sense it was the relational space created in Santorini that brought the paper to life and, in this process, allowed its conclusions to be revealed.

Reflection on the Santorini Voice Symposium

Aurora Manuel

There is no abstract for this work.

The Voices That I Am

Walter Brogan

This essay employs resources from Beckett and Heidegger to reflect on and analyze the breach that exists in the voice. The argument is made that this breach and the doubling of the voice that it involves can be understood as a silence that is the other of the voice and that makes being in communication outside oneself possible.

One Ship in the Night

Nina Hesse Bernhard

There is no abstract for this work.

Reflection on the Santorini Voice Symposium

Anson Mount

There is no abstract for this work.

Freedom in Community: Aristotle’s Polis and Linklater’s Actor’s Quartet

Kevin Thomas Miles

This essay identifies an analogy between Kristen Linklater’s “actor’s quartet” and Aristotle’s conception of community constructed around his understanding of a polis. Aristotle and Linklater suggest a model of community that is not at all abstract, but is rather a phenomenological description of a cooperative set of relations.

Why Santorini? A Response in Two Voices

David Farrell Krell and Salomé Krell

There is no abstract for this work.