The Actor's Way

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Routledge, 1993 - Art - 224 pages
In "The Actor's Way," four experienced actors talk about the secrets and the practical realities of theatre training. Under the unique direction of Eugenio Barba, director of Odin Teatret and protege of Jerzy Grotowski, they explore issues such as the connections between physical and mental work on stage, how to earn and control the spectator's attention, and how to develop intercultural performance techniques. In an interview with Erik Exe Christoffersen, the actors provide the fullest account yet of Odin Teatret's groundbreaking combination of European and Asian theatre. Linking traditions of Commedia dell'Arte to Indian Kathkali dance, these actors have been at the forefront of a genuinely new kind of performance. "The Actor's Way" is a fascinating account of personal and professional development in the theatre. It will be vital reading for drama students and actors, and enjoyable and illuminating for anyone interested in the craft of acting.

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