Friday 27 July 2007

Trade Secrets: Australian Actors and their Craft

A new publication features interviews with Australian actors about what they do. There's an interesting distinction implied between art and craft, contrasting creative expression with hard-working skill.

If you were to ask me, ‘What is acting?’, I don’t think of it as an artistic enterprise but as a craft, though there is an artistic element to it. A very human and humane art; and it is the art of memory. All acting is memory. The memory of lines, the memory of moves, the memory of what you do, remembering the spontaneous combustion of having been in a rehearsal.

Trade Secrets: Australian Actors and their | For Australian Arts Workers

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