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 10 Epic , Dramatic and Lyric Moods Drama was not a pastime that
sprang up out of nowhere as a game of charades that developed into art . It had
its place in the ancient Mystery schools from whence it was released into the
It is possible to understand that Homer , the epic speaker , lost nothing of his art
through being blind . Not only did the epic speaker dream his fantasy , recalling
ancient tales , but he placed his voice more to the back of the mouth , the soft ...
No dreaming , as in epic style , no lyrical outbursts , but an alert awareness of the
way a discussion or conversation is going leads us towards drama . In theatre ,
the drama appears from the activity of two or more characters on the stage .
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