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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On the other hand , our expenditure of physical effort may be slight , and
experience attained by an inward activity - observation of some kind , say bird
watching , painting , reading , visiting places of interest , or just sitting on the
experiences it in wrestling , is an expanding , extending activity , which releases
power in the actor ' s gesture , and also enables performers to contact each other
across the area of the stage . Sometimes after wrestling we get a sense of free ...
It is as though a man has to restrain a certain outward - going action in order to
allow the inner activity of thought to work in him . In sport one can see the two
gestures working together , first thoughtful preparation and then the change of ...
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