An Acrobat of the Heart: A Physical Approach to Acting by Stephen Wangh

By Stephen Wangh

"The actor will do, in public, what's thought of impossible." whilst the popular Polish director Jerzy Grotowski all started his 1967 American workshop with those phrases, his scholars have been surprised. yet inside of 4 weeks they themselves had skilled the "impossible."

In An Acrobat of the Heart, teacher-director-playwright Stephen Wangh finds how Jerzy Grotowski's actual routines can open a pathway to the actor's internal creativity. Drawing on Grotowski's insights and at the paintings of Stanislavski, Uta Hagen, and others, Wangh bridges the distance among rigorous actual education and functional scene and personality procedure. Wangh's scholars provide candid descriptions in their struggles and breakthroughs, demonstrating how you can rework those amazing classes right into a own trip of inventive development. brave and compelling, An Acrobat of the Heart is a useful source for actors, administrators, and lecturers alike.

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