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The Actor and the Target

The Actor and the Target
Declan Donnellan
London : Theatre Communications Group, Inc., 2006
PN2061 .D57 2006

Actors often use precisely the same words when they feel blocked...

  • I don't know what I'm doing
  • I don't know what I want
  • I don't know who I am
  • I don't know where I am
  • I don't know how I should move
  • I don't know what I should feel
  • I don't know what I'm saying
  • I don't know what I'm playing

The main cause of an actor's problems is far simpler than its many effects, just as a bomb is simpler than the havoc it wreaks. Although the actor's difficulties may seem complex, their origin is much more straightforward. The chaos is traceable to a single root...

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