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By Anne Bogart

From famous auteur of the yank theatre scene, Anne Bogart, And Then, You Act is an interesting and available publication approximately directing theatre, appearing and the collaborative artistic process.

Writing basically and passionately, Bogart speaks to a large viewers, from undergraduates to practitioners, and makes a useful contribution to the sphere tackling issues such as:

  • intentionality
  • inspiration
  • why theatre matters.

Following on from her winning e-book A Director Prepares, which has develop into a key textual content for educating directing periods, And Then, You Act is an important practitioner and scholar resource.

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Eliot) chapter 3 intention The most demanding part of living a lifetime as an artist is the strict discipline of forcing oneself to work steadfastly along the nerve of one’s own most intimate sensitivity. (Anne Truitt) ❖ To create demands a certain undergoing: surrender to a subconscious process that can yield surprising results. And yet, despite the intuitive nature of the artistic process, it is of utmost importance to be aware of the reason you create. Be conscious about what you are attempting or tempting.

How does the actor juggle? Create a body and a state that would say the particular words of the play and then speak. Say the words. The words are explained to the audience by the condition of the body. This is not an emotional condition, rather it is an expression of the amount of energy that you are trying to access for yourself. Energy is the result of setting up oppositions in the body. Starting with a compression of energy, you hear, compose, and speak all in the same instant. For an actor, the moment of expression is not about the meaning of the words.

The words we use to collaborate and create are political and have consequence. Jaan Whitehead, the Board Chairwoman of SITI Company, wrote an incendiary article for American Theatre magazine, discussing the words theater people choose to describe themselves. She suggests that the words we use mirror our sense of self and worth and that we have become the victims of the weak words we choose. She encourages us to establish new words to describe ourselves. ” And why do we call the money we work so hard to raise unearned income?

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