The Technique of Inner Action: The Soul of a Performer's Work
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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insight has been validated in print by masters of twentieth-century theater with
widely varied styles, including people like ... Kinds of Inner Action While some
masters of Western theater may have recognized the value of Stanislavski's
Now convinced that Stanislavski's insight could powerfully impact her work, Hira
went on to research whether or not India's Bharata Natysastra, the oldest of all
performing arts treatises, echoed these twentieth- century Western ideas about ...
Properly understood, Stanislavski's insight about inner action has the potential for
reinvigorating ancient theatrical genres. Presumably, actors like David Garrick in
the eighteenth century or Henry Irving in the nineteenth, who had only ...