The Art of Acting: Body - Soul - Spirit - Word: A Practical and Spiritual Guide (Paperback)

The Art of Acting: Body - Soul - Spirit - Word: A Practical and Spiritual Guide By Dawn Langman, Raphaela Mazzone (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dawn Langman, Raphaela Mazzone (Illustrator)
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Over the past decades there has been a resurgence of interest in Chekhov's acting technique. The original publishers of his fundamental text, To the Actor, removed most of the author's references to Rudolf Steiner, but recent studies acknowledge Chekhov's personal interest in Anthroposophy as the source of his artistic inspiration.

Dawn Langman explores the fundamentals of Chekhov's psycho-physical technique and the metaphysical principles on which it is based. She examines this technique in relation to the specific challenges and gifts provided by the actor's constitution of body, soul and spirit, and in the context of the canon of great poetic and dramatic texts--illuminated by Steiner's insights into humanity's evolving consciousness.

The Art of Acting lays the foundation for the second and third books in her series, in which Langman explores Rudolf Steiner's art of speech and its integration with Michael Chekhov's methodology. Together, these books offer a contemporary, spiritually-enlivened path of development for the actor, in which the combined insights of Steiner and Chekhov lead to new possibilities for the performing arts.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781906999599
ISBN-10: 1906999597
Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing
Publication Date: June 26th, 2014
Pages: 324
Language: English