The Technique of Inner Action: The Soul of a Performer's Work

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Pearson Education, 1996 - Performing Arts - 97 pages

This book focuses on the inner work of a performer. It takes up where Stanislavski's study of inner work left off and then expands inner action into a comprehensive discipline for developing an inner technique as precise and concrete as those use to develop external skills like voice and movement. Bill Bruehl argues that authentic emotions are expressed when performers focus on the internal aspirations of their character and on the flow of actions in the play. Mastery of inner action allows a performer to interpret a character with clarity, maximize creative potential, and insure authentic expression of emotion and spontaneity in performance.

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BILL BRUEHL is a member of the Actors Equity Association and the Dramatists Guild and a director with more than sixty professional and university productions to his credit. Also the author of twenty plays, Bruehl has had his work performed from coast to coast.

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