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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The listener inwardly receives the speech form which stirs the inner image -
making capacity we all possess . The imagination required by the epic speaker
and the listener is formed out of the will of the speaker and the listener . The will
of the ...
We have forgotten that our speech should move forwards and away from the
speaker , towards the listener . If you mean what you say , and wish most
sincerely for a listener to understand what you say , and finally , appreciate that
the listener ...
This style would in turn stimulate the will of the listeners , and so they too could
create inner pictures . The lyric speaker , the singer , pouring out his heart to the
listener , was not concerned with the past or with pictures but with his present
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