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 Bertolt Brecht, Jerzy Grotowsky, Michel
St. Denis, John Barton, and even Lee Strasberg. The Right and Wrong Kinds of ...
The would-be actor, tempted by intuition, too often capitulates into thinking that
mastering that flow is too intimidating and leaves performance to chance. I
discuss in a later section how an actor identifies and masters 14 The Technique
of Inner ...
The Simplest Things Are the Hardest to Master One of the easiest things for most
people to do is say what we want to do. Or is it? Persons coming to the craft of
inner action for the first time often find the technique difficult to master. They are ...