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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You make a series of sounds , perhaps such as to appear that you are
questioning someone . ... No answer comes , so you speak again , and this
further gibberish phrase appears entirely out of your experience of your previous
This outward - going ' opening ' quality appears as a surrounding gesture , a
gentle touching of the object that has ... The outer attitude of ' thoughtful is easily
recognized and would appear to have a restraining quality , as though one is ...
I have put together a conventional scene that contains the qualities - epic ,
dramatic , lyric - we have just discussed though not in such an obvious form ; a
lyrical quality may only appear for a moment in a couple of words or a character
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