Friday, November 10, 2006

An Old Quote...On Advocating Scene Study

On a previous blog I tried to explain the value of scene study. And one often finds argumentative help in the strangest places.

I am reading a historical book, La Belle France; I came across a wonderful quote arguing for pragmatic study as opposed to philosophical study in Twelfth Century France....AND it seemed to be equally valid in rebutting those actors who think they should only study emotional work, cold reading, improvisation as opposed to scene study: " not the labourer mad who is forever sharpening the plow without ever ploughing the field?" OR: Why study acting without ever getting around to actual acting.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great story. You are everything a pupil/student needs or could ever hope for in a teacher. To bring out deep emotions and understandings of ones self takes a special person/experience. Thanks Cliff.

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