The Actor and Form

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:

10.4324/9781315621685-56

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Abstract

To tell the truth, the actor’s art begins only when the actor upstages the form – no matter how good it may be. That is, it begins when I, as an audience member, forget what the actor did or how he did it – I am entirely under the sway of the life of his spirit – everything else fades away.

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