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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Living thoughts need living speech , and these two qualities combined create
dramatic life and the world of drama . What is the difference between everyday
conversation and that performed on the stage ? With the first , we think and
habituated to slurred speech that it now seems natural to us . From seeking
spaces between the phrases , we can go on to find space between the words ,
and thence , as we really become dexterous with our tongue and perceptive with
Later on the actor , having familiarized himself with the lines , can perhaps pace
the speech out in dumb show . This practice will freshen the dynamic of the
speech , giving it that quality of moving forward to form the thought . Finally , the ...
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