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Look at that tree…

…it is the protagonist of all arts; it is an ideal structure of an action. Upward movement sideways resistance balance and growth.”

Imagine someone looking at a tree and it as an example dramatic action. Yet Boleslavsky trained himself see action everywhere…

And he goes on to say that the playwright is the hidden action within the tree: He is the sap that feeds the whole.”

William Packard writing about the Russian director Richard Boleslavsky in The Art of the Playwright.

(Originally posted on 8secondsofawesome.com.)

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