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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The Superobjective, Tactics, and Other Subtleties Until now I've focused on only
one aspect of ... The superobjective is the one action that characters in a drama
pursue from the moment they realize what they want to accomplish until the ...
tack, tries a secondary action allowing us to hope that this will open the way to
the superobjective. The secondary actions or tactics create a constant flow of
action. Petruchio decides that he will win Katherine. She blocks him. He tries to
What is his principal action, his superobjective? There are several possibilities
we might consider. He wants to win Nina. He wants to succeed as a writer. He
wants to win approval. Why does he pursue each of these actions? All of these