“Does it seem to you that it is possible to speak of art? …It would be the same as trying to explain love.” – Eleonora Duse, 1858-1924
Browse our collection of links and titles.
We hope these suggestions inspire and guide you to a deeper understanding of dramatic art.
Films (to rent or purchase click on link)
(Not in any particular order.)
Watch Matthew Weiner, creator of MADMEN, speak about the last episode, the series, the actors and the writers.
Through her TEDtalk on Shame, Dr. Brené Brown inadvertently gets to the heart of great acting,
From James Grissom’s blog, Follies of God : Thoughts on acting from Elia Kazan
Uta Hagen’s word of advice for modern actors
The Divine Feminine ... for actors and actresses
Personal Growth Links
Dr. Mario Martinez explains how abandonment, shame and betrayal effect people and why dramatic art and great story telling are so transformative. Check it out on youtube.
Dr. Ian McGilchrist’s award winning documentary The Divided Brain.
Healing the Seminal Wound A podcast interview: Russell Brand and James McLeary.
Abraham Wisdom from Esther Hicks
Hollywood (on Netflix)
When They See Us
(plus Oprah’s Interview with the Exonerated 5)
Mozart in the Jungle
The Wizard of Wall Street
Wild, Wild Country
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Focus on Acting
Eleonora Duse explains how spirituality and the search for truth influenced everything she did. Duse is considered to be one of the greatest dramatic artists who ever lived and the mother of modern acting. She was the inspiration for the work of both Stanislavsky and Lee Strasberg. If acting is your spiritual path, this book is your bible.
Stella Adler will set you straight on what it takes to be a great actor. The preface of this book is written by Marlon Brando. What else is there to say?