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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We will take it for granted that all the actions are performed with skill , but to
question whether today ' s actor is free hardly seems valid . For instance , we
perform on all manner of staging , from thrust staging , to theatre - in - the - round .
Now perform in your mind a swift movement which takes you from the last word of
the line into the first word of the following line . ' As modest stillness and humility '
In Shakespeare ' s writing , King Henry does not let his or the listening soldiers ...
First mime the action , with someone softly reading the text to guide us through
the scene . Then we can perform the scene in our gibberish , colouring the
progressive change of attitude as it develops , by using the appropriate vowel
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