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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An irresistible flow of laughter emerges, captivating both people in its seemingly
self-generated way. The laughing response of one to the other created a flow.
Soon, even onlookers are caught up in the flow of laughter. A flow of responses
We have the power to act and attend to the responses coming at us
simultaneously. The actor's task is to cultivate that ability. In his book Flow, the
psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi makes a crucial point about this topic. He
says that all ...
Ultimately, however, we solve the problem of failed concentration by finding and
pursuing the flow of inner action. ... accept ourselves totally, we tend to shy away
from spontaneous behavior and fear or distrust any responses we might make.