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  • Published: 15 October 2000
  • ISBN: 9780375706721
  • Imprint: Knopf US
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $32.99

An Acrobat of the Heart

A Physical Approach to Acting Inspired by the Work of Jerzy Grotowski



Courageous and compelling, an invaluable resource for actors, directors, and teachers that can open a pathway to inner creativity.

"The actor will do, in public, what is considered impossible." When the renowned Polish director Jerzy Grotowski began his 1967 American workshop with these words, his students were stunned. But within four weeks they themselves had experienced the "impossible."

In An Acrobat of the Heart, teacher-director-playwright Stephen Wangh draws on Grotowski's insights and on the work of Stanislavski, Uta Hagen, and others to bridge the gap between rigorous physical training and practical scene and character technique. Wangh's students give candid descriptions of their struggles and breakthroughs, demonstrating how to transform these remarkable lessons into a personal journey of artistic growth.

  • Published: 15 October 2000
  • ISBN: 9780375706721
  • Imprint: Knopf US
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $32.99

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