Liberation of the Actor

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.

Author: Peter Bridgmont

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 9780904693331

Category: Performing Arts

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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. C O N T E N T S Preface Introduction 1. Where is the Actor? 2. Storytelling, Mime, and Gesture: The Foundation 3. The Body as Instrument 4. Effective Speaking in the Theatre 5. The Wind Machine 6. Discovery of Movement in Speech 7. Six Attitudes in gesture and Speech 8. The Sense of Rhythm and Dynamic Speaking 9. Sound and Sense 10. Epic, Dramatic, and Lyric Moods 11. Exercises for Lyric, Epic, and Dramatic Speaking 12 Deductive Drama Childhood Epilogue

THEATRE of ACTOR AUTHOR 1 Theatre of Liberated Desire

The ground-breaking work of the founder of Theatre of Actor-Author, Milica Djukic, Hungarian-Montenegrin actress, merges together the dominant and the subversive, the inner and outer, the past and the future.

Author: Milica Djukic




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The ground-breaking work of the founder of Theatre of Actor-Author, Milica Djukic, Hungarian-Montenegrin actress, merges together the dominant and the subversive, the inner and outer, the past and the future. Milica Djukic, depicts and explains her original hypothesis in the field of acting in theatre that acknowledges scenic text, and where the actor is the author of the complete scenic work. In a series of books, she depicts processes of decomposition, genesis, cancellation and abolishment of a role, examining different types and kinds of concentration of an actor, in an individual and collective search that paves the way for many different directions of the theatre of the future. In the end, the actor-author becomes a complete author of a unique scenic language, opening the door for the continuation of the human theatre, with or without the aid of technology. Milica Djukic leans onto what is learned and mastered, lists her influences (amongst which the theatre of monodramas of Maxim Gorky and of Spalding Gray), digs into the realms of post-structuralist philosophy (Gilles Deleuze), yet rebels against the same influences (what is learned and mastered), deepening the insight in her gradual research which is aimed towards the liberation of an actor from any adverse stimuli-reaction motivation, in a theatre where the actor is the complete author (or one of the authors) of the entire scenic work (inside and outside of the Theatre of Actor-Author and the 4th Curtain (Quadrant) and beyond)). Today and tomorrow, You are more than a quadrant, inside or outside of the Theatre of the Actor-Author, you can be an author too. In her 25 years of work, Milica Djukic starts with the depiction of the abolishment of a role, and finishes with the outlines of the cancellation of universal laws of representation; inside and outside of the universal symbolism, seeking the future in which traditions with no drama, or even acting, or acting theory are equated amongst many different directions of the theatre of the future. In her work, through a series of books, Milica Djukic, tries to depict what Lee Breuer once called the "third revolution" in theatre, that of the Actor (author).

Theatre Studies

actor ' s creativity highly , but conceived of an inner model of character brought
forth collaboratively with the playwright ... That which is creative will remain with
him . It is liberation . " 10 The liberated actor is not merely a tool with which the art




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Adventures of an Actor

My liberation from prison . — Transformation wrought during our confinement . —
First performance after our release . - Sympathy of the audience . — Desertion of
the Faubourg St. Germain.The Théâtre de la Réaction.— The Regency of the ...

Author: Jean-Baptiste-Pierre Lafitte



Category: Actors


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The Jewel Ornament of Liberation

Result of maturation of the act " means that the actor will be born as a hungry
ghost . “ Result similar to the cause " means that even if the actor is born in the
human realm , he will become his enemy ' s wife . " General result of the force ”
means ...

Author: Sgam-po-pa

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated


Category: Religion

Page: 476

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The Jewel Ornament of Liberation is a masterwork of Tibetan Buddhism. For more than eight centuries, this text has provided a complete foundation for Buddhist study and practice - covering the initial entry into the path and continuing through to the achievement of Buddhahood. It includes teachings on Buddha-nature, finding a spiritual master, impermanence, karma, the cultivation of bodhicitta, the development of the six perfections, the ten Bodhisattva bhumis, Buddhahood, and the activities of a buddha.

Social Cognition Inference and Attribution

TABLE 1.1 Summary of Informational Cues Used in Inferring an Actor's Attitude
toward Women's Liberation Source of Information Informational Cue Assumption
Underlying Use of Cue Implication for Actor's Attitude Toward Women's
Liberation ...

Author: R. S. Wyer, Jr.

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1134925549

Category: Psychology

Page: 390

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First published in 1979. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Liberation in Our Hands Preliminaries

The Buddha Munendra Vajradhara40 himself declared that in the future , when
the five degenerative factors have increased , he would appear in the form of a
guru . If you wonder then what emanation of Munendra Vajradhara is acting on
our ...

Author: Pha-boṅ-kha-pa Byams-pa-bstan-ʼdzin-ʼphrin-las-rgya-mtsho

Publisher: Mahayana Sutra & Tantra Press


Category: Religion

Page: 322

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Problems of World Modeling

In addition , a unilaterally created actor can subsequently broaden its base of
support and resources , perhaps gaining autonomy from its creator . ... areas are
susceptible to separatism , liberation or conquest ( see below , page 270 ) .

Author: Karl Wolfgang Deutsch



Category: International economic relations

Page: 423

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The China Monthly Review

Two leading actors , Shih Huei and Tan Yi , play the main roles in the movie
version of Mao Tun's “ Corrosion . ” past , ption ovie cen e bo nts neatras otte be !
tior * vie liberation , a combination of the as performers in many of the idea of art
for ...




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Ethics and Liberation

In step two , then , we begin by looking at the character of the actor or actors .
What motivates their behavior ? Why are we planning to act in a particular way ?
There is an entire moral tradition that argues that the goodness of an act resides
in ...

Author: Charles L. Kammer

Publisher: SCM Press


Category: Christian ethics

Page: 243

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Having failed to find a textbook on Christian ethics which met his needs, the author decided to write his own, as clearly and simply as possible. It is not a history of Christian ethics, nor is it primarily concerned to introduce the various types of Christian ethics. Rather, it seeks to answer the question, 'How does one do Christian ethics?' This approach shapes the whole book. Thus it defines the task of ethics as an attempt to discover what we should be and become as individuals and societies. Rather than drawing examples from sexuality, bioethics or personal life it uses examples drawn from experiences of racial, sexual and economic oppression. In so doing it addresses the way in which traditional images of Jesus reinforce racist and sexist ideologies. There is an emphasis on human 'freedom and the role of men and women in transforming history, but persons are understood as fundamentally social beings, inescapably shaped by their communities but ultimately finding their fulfilment in the creation of the good society. Last but not least, the book is fully aware of the pluralistic nature of the world in which we live. Its comprehensiveness and tolerance, combined with wisdom and commitment, make it one of the most distinguished and useful books on the subject to have appeared for some time.

The Generous Actor

But when they do get it, it is a liberation. Acting becomes fun, surprising, and
intense to a degree which it is very difficult to attain in any other way. Many actors
remember 'that time when something went terribly wrong on stage but they ...

Author: Jesper Trier Gissel

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 8771705163


Page: 156

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Jesper Trier Gissel began training film actors at Nørgaards Højskole in 2006. He soon took his point of departure in the simple but powerful, intuitive approach developed by Harold Guskin and dedicated his work to develop a course which could stay as true as possible to Guskin’s principles while accomodating a classroom full of actors. "The Generous Actor" contains a complete description of the course he now teaches (including his exercise flow choreography) and also his thoughts on art and acting developed over years of both academic studies, acting, and especially training actors. At this point Gissel has turned out a number of actors appearing and starring in Danish television and movie theatres and has established an solid network of directors, actors, casters, and producers in the Danish movie and television business. "The Generous Actor" also contains endorsements from a number of actors, directors, and acting coaches calling Gissel’s work, ‘useful and liberating for readers and actors‘, ‘a non-method that avoids the restraining rules of technique and liberates the artistic creativity of the individual’ and ‘no bullshit acting’.Among these are Danish Academy Award Nominee , Claes Quaade and life-long producer/director, Steen Herdel. For more information and full endorsements, visit

Shakespeare s Prophetic Mind

A compact study of the course of Shakespeare's plays as a developing image of the human being.

Author: A. C. Harwood

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 9780854403189

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 63

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A compact study of the course of Shakespeare's plays as a developing image of the human being.

Non state Actors in the Human Rights Universe

See Moro Islamic nalism ; as ambivalent ereignty and , 31 - 33 ; Liberation From
actor , 229 - 31 ; Ameriwomen ' s rights and , 26 Mill , John Stuart , 190 cans ' lack
of interest in , Liebling , A . J . , 255 MILS . See Interministerial 246 ; arc of , 227 ...

Author: George J. Andreopoulos

Publisher: Kumarian Press


Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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"This book provides a new approach to the study of human rights and the issues of globalization and state sovereignty"--Provided by publisher.

Zagreb Croatian National Theatre 1860 1985

1942 the first group of theatre artists fled to liberated territory , led by actor Vjeko
Afrić . This marked the beginning of organized professional theatre activity as part
of the People ' s Liberation Struggle . Such activity gave great impetus to the ...




Category: Theater

Page: 189

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Speech and Drama

This is an essential book for anyone involved in speech work, communication arts, and many kinds of therapies.

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780880101424

Category: Acting

Page: 418

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In this course, designed for students and professionals in the stage arts, Rudolf Steiner begins with a fundamental and spiritually-rooted appreciation of human speech and what actually takes place during human communication. Speech is a spiritual activity as well as an art form, lending itself to real interaction with both higher spiritual worlds and the human world of social conversation. Steiner shows that speech is a powerful tool for any serious dramatist in conveying the reality of worlds, whether visible or invisible, to the individual souls in the audience. This is an essential book for anyone involved in speech work, communication arts, and many kinds of therapies.

Indian Tradition Its Continuity

Prospero wants liberation from the task of presentation of the Play . As he
liberated those standing spell - bound ... The audience applaud loudly and the
liberated actor , gratified , retires by the side - wing . This is the charm and the
liberation it ...

Author: Ramaranjan Mukherji



Category: India

Page: 190

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It is rather difficult to identify 'Indianness', which constitutes the salient trait of Indian Culture and Indian Tradition. The Book 'Indian Tradition : Its Continuity' makes a modest attempt to identify this 'Indianness', and in its search after the same, it arrives at spirituality and the concept of solidarity of the universe, as also at the basic proposition that the Real is incapable of being fragmented into parts. In its five chapters, the Book tries to identify the significant tissues in the magnificent fabric of Indian Culture and to show how the concept of solidarity of the universe and divinity of the man appear and reappear in different systems of Indian Philosophy and diverse types of Religion. It also makes a modest attempt to show how the Indian view of accepting the Absolute as unfragmentable expresses itself in the speculation of Indian Grammar, which describes the real significant unit as an unanalysable whole. It further shows how the same spirit of spirituality continues in all forms and exercises of Literary Art, belonging both to the ancient and modern scenario.

Research in African Literatures

Theater of Liberation Bertolt Brecht ' s plays and those created by the radical
people ' s theater that emerged in the West after ... By extension , a genuine
theater of liberation presupposes that the spectators are the actors in their own
play .




Category: Africa


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The actor ' s imagination , liberated from stage fright and mechanical worries , is
the crucial ingredient in allowing the actor to transcend the pedestrian and soar
toward the genuinely original . The liberation of imagination is a continuing ...

Author: Robert Cohen



Category: Theater

Page: 239

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The International Relations of the Palestine Liberation Organization

In leading international relations texts , the PLO is often offered as the
quintessential example of a nonstate or transnational actor . The author of one of
America ' s most popular international relations textbooks observes : “ The PLO
exerts ...

Author: Associate Professor Catherine Sullivan Norton, M.A., PH.D.



Category: History

Page: 233

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A balanced, topical account of the PLO and its statelike relationships with several key nations in the global arena. The eight essayists examine the incentives prompting the organization to seek ties with various states as well as the benefits derived from these international bonds. The nations involved include Russia, China, Iran, many Latin American countries, and the Arab world.

The Image of African National Liberation Movements in the West German and Soviet Press 1972 1982

In order to translate the lexical indicators into assertions , I will be borrow freely
from Charles Osgood's construct below : " The linguistic construction selected as
the most common in English was the ACTOR - ACTION - COMPLEMENT form .

Author: Souliy Fondzenso N'tani Venantius Valentine



Category: Africa

Page: 374

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