QUOTE OF THE MONTH “That for which we find words is something already dead in our hearts. There is always a kind of contempt in the act of speaking.”… Friedrich Nietzsche
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Peter talks on "auditions" & on "getting it off
the page and onto the stage." See Video below!
The Language Of The Stage Is Action
The above quote, by philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, I believe, has something to say about ‘acting’ and the use of words in dramatic performance. Words can separate us from the experience and from the emotion not only in the theatre but also in life. Words, or more precisely the spoken word, derives meaning and communicates beyond the literal meaning of the word on the page. The spoken word, when spoken by an actor, communicates a meaning and depth and resonates a truth and a humanity that is eventually received by the receiver – the audience. I believe that good actors need to have an appetite for words. There is nothing better for an actor than a well-written play. A good playwright, whether consciously or unconsciously, derives meaning not only in the words themselves but also in the way the words are put down on the page. A good playwright is able to facilitate an actor’s work by engendering and bringing forth a rhythm in dramatic writing by the way, by the order, in which the words are put down on the page. What communicates beyond the word or words alone and creates emotion in dramatic performance is the actor’s ability to find, to step into the rhythm inherent in the text. For the actor this ability is not an intellectual process. A great piece of music is dead on the page and needs an instrument – a piano, and a player – a pianist, to take the music off the page. A great piece of dramatic writing needs an instrument – an actor, to take the dramatic writing off the page and transpose the word(s) into the language of the stage – that is ACTION that is EMOTION. Words are important. The choice of words and they way they are put down on the page creates rhythm and rhythm creates emotion. The actor’s ability to unlock the rhythms, and thus communicate the dramatic meaning in the text, is a result of what and how he/she does and not solely reliant on the way the words come out of the actor’s mouth. … PETER SARDI Melbourne Australia 5 August 2011
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