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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This practice will freshen the dynamic of the speech , giving it that quality of
moving forward to form the thought . Finally , the speech can be delivered without
showing outwardly the movement of the thought . The appearance will then be
This outward - going ' opening ' quality appears as a surrounding gesture , a
gentle touching of the object that has aroused sympathy and a gentleness in
speaking The third outgoing gesture can be described as a ' striving forward
The sense of position in the mouth for releasing the vowel sounds is of vital
importance — the open mouth for the ' ah ' sound , the shift of focus forward when
we speak the ' ae ' sound ( German ' ae ' as in English ' sell ' ) , the further shift ...
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