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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The sense of position in the mouth for releasing the vowel sounds is of vital
importance — the open mouth for the ' ah ... the ' ee ' sound , the shaping of the ' o
' with the lips as the sound appears to fly out before us and the forward sound of
One class in England seems to colour the whole language with the ' eh ' sound ,
as if they were ' fending off the world . ... In the world of familiar sounds we utter ,
sometimes carelessly or mechanically , there lies a world of gesture that can be ...
By recalling that a word is created from a series of sound qualities ( listed
opposite ) one may begin to picture the content of a word . A word may contain
only consonants that are listed here as Earth sounds . Thus such words as DARK
, DOOM ...
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