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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In the 1850s , acting was turning in on itself ; like the contemporary popular novel
, it was beginning to depict situations and ... Is he part of the action , or is he
separate from it , pretending to be concerned with the situation but really only '
The personal destiny of the protagonist now merely depends on his or her
behaviour in a situation . Even the situation becomes ' absurd ' , as Camus would
describe it , and we are left with ourselves as no more than reacting human
If you are climbing a cliff , and become anxious and afraid because you have
ventured too far , you may have a few brief moments of consciousness of the
whole situation , such as the feeling ' I ' m going to fall ' , or ' I ' m beginning to feel
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