The Actor and the Author

Authored by: Nikolai Demidov , Andrei Malaev-Babel , Margarita Laskina , Andrei Malaev-Babel , Sarah Lillibridge

Nikolai Demidov

Print publication date:  July  2016
Online publication date:  July  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138776494
eBook ISBN: 9781315621685
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315621685-54

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Abstract

People speak of actors’ creativity . . . Where does it lie, if their words are already predetermined? With the current “strict” directorial concept, everything is prescribed by a despotic director – makeup, costumes, the pattern of the role, as well as blockings and even intonations(!). It’s all been fixed and approved. Any permissive interpretation means trouble for the actor.

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