Liberation of the Actor
Temple Lodge, 1992 - 148 pages
The artist was once a messenger of the gods. Breathing in, the Greek actor was lifted into a realm of thought and inspiration. And breathing out, the will was strengthened. Can modern actors again become messengers through their own power of description and dramatization?
Anyone with an interest in the spoken word, acting, or the future of the theater in general will welcome this book. The author goes beyond simple character study and interpretation to reexamine the forgotten esoteric aspects of acting. Based on Rudolf Steiner's ideas on speech and drama, Bridgmont provides a new basis for the true liberation of actors today.
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1. Where is the Actor?
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CHAPTER 1 Where is the Actor ? In the 1850s , acting was turning in on itself ;
like the contemporary popular novel , it was beginning to depict situations and
conversations in an increasingly true - to - life manner . The excitement
It shows a weary actor resting after a performance , while a woman kneels before
the mask with adoration , her back to the actor . I think for some of us this painting
is an indication of where the actor of ancient times thought he should be .
This is the secret side of acting , the musicality of acting , the hidden harmony of
the work . In this way , the appearance of events on the stage is only part of the
actor ' s work . Beyond would be a sense of form that , though invisible , creates ...
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