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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Visible and Invisible Gesture Consider the situation when you slowly raise an
arm . Now , reflect on this possibility : that you can experience the action of
raising an arm without actually raising it . The action is there , but it has become
Revealing the Real Gesture The actor needs to dance the gesture . This
expanding process begins to reveal the nature of the real gesture behind its
naturalistic appearance . We will return to this frequently later . Within the drama ,
the actor ...
The Continuous Gesture To create a mood , say of suspicion , let the actor
express it , and then begin to travel around the ... gesture one begins to feel that
to maintain the gesture the actor must be inwardly pouring in the mental energy
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