Before Curtain Call
Pant, breath, fall in love
with emotions, round your back,
sigh, smile as you yawn.
Laugh loudly, cry if need be,
and sing, SING! in the shower.
Lie upon backstage floor, lines
whispered, thoughts free to roam.
Water the chords, nibble nectarines,
you Shakespearean actor -
...but first help lift this damn prop!
by Margaret Bednar, September 5, 2013
I love her comments on how women often hold their voices back "in expression" more than men... (starts at about 4:55) but the whole clip is fascinating, so I hope if you click on the video you do watch the whole thing. She's such a charming lady with a lovely Scottish accent.
The Linklater approach is a set of techniques many actors use of natural voice and language control. I think that's an appropriate definition, but maybe not. My son is a drama student at UNCSA (University of North Carolina School of the Arts) SHE MENTIONS THE SCHOOL BRIEFLY IN THE VIDEO! ... and he uses this approach.
I also want to note the above poem is an abbreviated "list" and not in any way a complete or thorough "how to"! I wanted to fit it into 55 words for ...
Friday Flash 55 (I will link up Thursday after 8pm)
This is for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads "Things Carried". I think this covers the challenge as I allude to lifting, carrying... :)