By Stephen Wangh

ISBN-10: 0375706720

ISBN-13: 9780375706721

"The actor will do, in public, what's thought of impossible." while the popular Polish director Jerzy Grotowski begun his 1967 American workshop with those phrases, his scholars have been surprised. yet inside 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 workouts 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 sensible scene and personality method. Wangh's scholars supply candid descriptions in their struggles and breakthroughs, demonstrating how one can rework those striking classes right into a own trip of creative development. brave and compelling, An Acrobat of the Heart is a useful source for actors, administrators, and academics alike.

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