By Stephen Wangh

"The actor will do, in public, what's thought of impossible." while the popular Polish director Jerzy Grotowski started 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 unearths 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 space among rigorous actual education and useful scene and personality strategy. Wangh's scholars provide candid descriptions in their struggles and breakthroughs, demonstrating easy methods to remodel those outstanding classes right into a own trip of inventive progress. brave and compelling, An Acrobat of the Heart is a useful source for actors, administrators, and lecturers alike.

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