Theatre and Performance Studies: Goethe to Steiner
Goethe to Steiner: Acting with artifice to achieve deeper verisimilitude.
Neil Anderson (PhD Candidate, Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Sydney)
This talk will briefly recount the history of German acting up to the twentieth century to examine how Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s laws for the Idealist actor were fructified and matured into Steiner indications and practices. Both saw an enormous potential in theatre to show the ideal in humanity by developing an artistry of performance equal to the creativity of the poet playwrights such as Shakespeare, Schiller and Goethe himself. The difference lay in the fact that what was intuited in Goethe, later becomes a conscious elaborated range of indications in Steiner. The example given will focus on how recitation and declamation were articulated by each.
AV Room, L1 John Woolley Bldg
(enter via Mannning Rd)
For more information, please email Neil Anderson.