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 ...
For seventy dollars, they say they will keep us awake for two hours and send us
from the theater aroused to laughter or tears. It's a contract audiences are willing
to make every day. But how many times do we get our money's worth— even if ...
Actors Talk About Acting: Fourteen Interviews with Stars of the Theater. New York
: Random House. Garfield, David. 1984. The Actor's Studio: A Player's Place.
New York: Collier Books. Gielgud, John. 1937. "An Actor Prepares: A Comment