The Eclectic Actor


There is no one route to salvation, damnation, or acting. There are no rules, recipes or systems. There is no magic bullet.

Instead there is a continuum of teachers, practitioners and theories. There is an enormous palette/toolbox/toybox – call it what you will – for you to use.

All these techniques, tips and tricks drive to the same ends – how to lift the text off the page and make it come alive; how to step into the shoes of a role (who is now you) who has led a different life dealing with different needs, relationships and situations (to a greater or lesser extent); how to communicate this life, story, world through your interaction with the other roles and the circumstances; how to move, educate, elucidate or entertain – in any proportion, or all at once; how to enter a magical game with the audience where you offer to…

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