Arthur Lessac’s Embodied Actor Training by Melissa Hurt

By Melissa Hurt

Arthur Lessac’s Embodied Actor education situates the paintings of popular voice and circulation coach Arthur Lessac within the context of up to date actor training.



Supported by way of the paintings of Constantin Stanislavsky and Maurice Merleau-Ponty's theories of embodiment, the publication explores Lessac's perform when it comes to embodied appearing, a key topic in modern functionality. In doing so, the writer explains how the actor can come to event either ability and expression as a subjective entire via lively meditation and spatial attunement.



As good as feeding this psychophysical procedure right into a wider dialogue of embodiment, the publication presents concrete examples of the way the perform should be implement. utilizing insights gleaned from interviews carried out with Lessac and his grasp academics, the writer enlightens our personal knowing of Lessac’s practices.



Three invaluable appendices increase the reader’s adventure. those include:


a biographical timeline of Lessac’s existence and career


sample curricula and a lesson plan for academics at collage level


explorations for private discovery



Melissa harm is a Lessac qualified coach and has taught performing and Lessac’s voice, speech, and stream paintings at faculties around the usa. She has a PhD from the college of Oregon and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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