An actor is at most a poet, and at least an entertainer.
is named after the great
Italian actress Eleonora Duse. Born in 1858 to a family of itinerant actors,
Duse was fundamental to the birth of modern acting as we know it. Both Stanislavsky and Lee Strasberg cite her as the inspiration for their methods. ...So powerful was her acting that during her 1893 tour of the USA the word 'doozy' became a part of the American vernacular.
Duse was the innovator of a technique she described as "the elimination of self". Akin to the Buddhist ideas of non-attachment and mindfulness, she writes that her technique allowed her to internally connect with the character she was portraying and free her spirit from mind and ego so that emotional expression could take over.
In light of the rapidly changing times we are living in, Shelley Mitchell offers serious training in a non-dualistic atmosphere free from commercial or academic constraints. Actors, film makers and non-actors are encouraged to find their authentic voice and use their talents to make their way in the business and make change for the better.
"Artists and poets are the raw nerve ends of humanity.
By themselves they can do little to save humanity.
Without them there would be little worth saving."
Anonymous quote on a gravestone,
Green River Cemetery,
EAMONN WALKER: OZ, LORD OF WAR, CADILLAC RECORDS, OTHELLO, JULIUS CEASAR (on Broadway) and CHICAGO FIRE
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