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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Beyond would be a sense of form that , though invisible , creates power , a quality
vital to the theatre , the quality that creates the mystery in acting , a quality only to
be fully appreciated through experience . We have lost this . Only the actor can ...
How sweet is peace that even in the face of robust rebellion can smile on the
tiger , and appreciate its power and energy , knowing that one day , through
experience , it too will find that powerful peace it so admires . Tranquillity is
passive but ...
It is as if there were gestures in both vowels and consonants ; these can only be
experienced , let alone understood , if ... if we imagine that the whole body is an
instrument for listening - as if one receives the sound as a total experience .
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