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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Though accuracy and detail of character and situation are of undoubted value ,
there are other aspects of the theatre even more appreciated by an audience .
For example , the young actor should learn that dialogue in the theatre is quite a
It took me many years of performing in mimes and dance dramas to come to the
final conclusion that it is the voice of the actor which grips the attention of the
theatre audience . It is the power of the speaking which provides the platform for ...
the same criterion to music , we could have a picture of a satisfied bourgeois
audience . A picture gallery that catered for the familiar would have the same
atmosphere . I believe that what is understood and recognized in other arts is not
of the ...
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