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Shakespeare's Prophetic Mind

A. C. Harwood

Softbound

$9.95

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Here's another out of print book we found lurking in a hidden box.  We have only 2 copies of Harwood's classic portrait of the artist as prophetic voice of the age of the modern human being.  Any of you who love Shakespeare will find Harwood's approach refreshing and thought-provoking.  It remains one of my warmest memories of my early encounters with the breadth of anthroposophy.

Anthroposophical Therapeutic Speech

Barbara Denjean-von Strik, Dietrich von Bonin

Softbound

$50.00

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Written for speech therapists and doctors, this book gives a precise, practical summary of anthroposophical therapeutic speech.

Speech formation, or creative speech, is based on the ancient art of recitation and drama, and was revived and fundamentally redeveloped by Rudolf and Marie Steiner in the early 1920s. This therapeutic work is based on speech exercises and indications on how to use them, as given by Rudolf Steiner.

Contents:

  • Part One: Foundations of Therapeutic Speech
  • Historical Development
  • The Significance of Air
  • Speech As Formed Exhalation
  • Artistic Means
  • Relationship between the Artistic Means and the Human Being
  • “Knowledge of the Human Being” with Regard to Speech

 

  • Part Two: The Practice of Therapeutic Speech
  • General Diagnosis in Therapeutic Speech
  • Aspects of Therapy
  • Neurathenia and Hysteria: A Medical-Artistic Comparison
  • Observations of Some Illnesses with Case Examples
  • Further Case Examples
  • Typical Speech Disorders, Their Assignment to the Articulation Regions, and Therapy
  • Processes of Development

Liberation of the Actor

Peter Bridgmont

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$16.95

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The artist was once "a messenger of the gods." When the Greek actor breathed in he could life himself into a realm of thought and inspiration, and when he breathed out, he could expel into the air his strengthened will. Can the modern actor once again be a messenger through his power of description and dramatization?

Anyone with an interest in the spoken word, acting, or the future of the theater will welcome Liberation of the Actor which is concerned with reinvigorating the dramatic arts. Peter Bridgmont steps beyond simple character study and interpretation, and focuses on esoteric qualities of acting which are being forgotten. With the illumination of Rudolf Steiner's ideas on speech and drama, he provides a new basis for a true 'liberation' of the contemporary actor.

The Fairy Tale of the Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Translation by Thomas Carlyle

Illustrated by David Newbatt

Hardbound, Dust-jacketed

$29.95

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A true fairy story is a work of art. At Michaelmas in 1795, there appeared a series of stories ending with a Fairy Tale, "The Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily." This tale tells of a magical transformation, one that, when the time is ripe, can be experienced by every human being. The author of these stories was Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and the creation of this Fairy Tale was to have far reaching consequences.

This new edition of The Fairy Tale of the Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily is the inspiration of artist David Newbatt, who wanted to bring together the original English translation by Thomas Carlyle with a series of pictures. The marriage of Carlyle's flowing English with Newbatts beautiful pastel paintings reveals the seven-fold process that unfolds within Goethe's Fairy Tale. It is a process of inner development and personal transformation, a path both ancient and modern.

Together with the translation by Thomas Carlyle and the series of seven pictures by David Newbatt, the book includes an extensive introduction by Tom Raines.

Eros and Fable

Novalis' Fairy Tale of Human and Earth Evolution

Baruch Luke Urieli

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$18.95

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The story of Eros and Fable was conceived by Novalis in a moment of spiritual vision, precipitated by the death of his teenage fiancé, Sophie. From this experience in 1797 flowed the entire output of the rest of his short life - poems, novellas, sacred hyumns. In the same year, Goethe wrote his Fairy Tale of the Green Snake and hte Beautiful Lily. Baruch Urieli describes how the fairy tale ‘Eros and Fable’, reveals, in a series of unfolding pictures, the evolution of the earth, past, present and future, including the development and maturation of the human soul.

The Novalis' Fairy Tale

Human Encounter becomes Earth Evolution

Seven Lectures by Baruch Luke Urieli

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$22.95

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Novalis' fairy tale is akin to the apocalyptic writings of St. John the Evangelist, and therefore profound secrets lie hidden within its vivid yet enigmatic pictures. Baruch Urieli's preoccupation with these images over many years, the mature fruits of which he gave in the present lectures, provides a key to unlock their mysteries and in so doing offers us a far-reaching insight into our own future and that of the earth.

Plays for Christmas

Karl König

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In general, the plays are to be performed by teenaged and adult actors.

$8.95

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Plays occupied a special place in Karl König's creative life. He didn't write them as 'works of art,' rather, he wrote them when a special constellation within the community in which he lived inspried him - a constellation of people and events within the festival being of the year. For him, they were a way of bringing the spiritual impulse of the time into direct connection with human beings and their lives.

Plays for Christmas contains:

  • A Play for Advent
  • A Little Christmas Celebration
  • A Community Christmas Play

Plays for Ascensiontide

Karl König

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In general, the plays are to be performed by teenaged and adult actors.

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Plays for Ascensiontide contains:

  • Evening in Emmaus
  • The Cup of Zarathustra
  • Quo Vadis, Domine?