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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Actors and actresses must become aware again of such esoteric experiences in
their art . A discussion about such ideas is part of the content of this book . What
is that quality among fine artists that lifts one above the other ? In the world of ...
It begins to live outside of the actor and so become an objective medium for him
to use as he wishes . From this experience we begin to develop the
consciousness of our own actions . For example : an actor may lean forward
across a table ...
These qualities can become apparent if the actor moves to the lines while they
are read by someone else . This may be a slow and gentle process at first , but
gradually the ' dance ' quality of the speech becomes more obvious . The point of
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