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.