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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What had so many come to see or hear ? It was his voice . Though delivered in a
manner completely in opposition to the techniques of speaking in the theatre , I
could still appreciate the power of his voice . Not only was there the strength , but
Speak , I am bound to hear . GHOST . So art thou to revenge , when thou shalt
hear . HAMLET . What ? GHOST . I am thy father ' s spirit , Doom ' d for a certain
term to walk the night , And for the day confin ' d to fast in fires , Till the foul crimes
Now reversing the process , let the sounds speak to us , perhaps revealing their
nature . One actor stands , and speaks sounds of his own choosing . The rest of
the group listen , and move freely , reflecting the sounds they hear as movements
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