Communion and Community
1. Communication with the audience through your partner.
If actors really mean to hold the attention of an audience they must make every effort to maintain an uninterrupted exchange of feelings, thought and actions among themselves, and the inner life of this exchange will hold the audience attention.
When you want to communicate with a person you first seek out his inner world, his soul...
When you speak to your scene partner, learn to follow through until you are certain your thoughts have penetrated his subconsciousness...
In turn, you must learn to take in, each time afresh, the words and thoughts of your partner.
This connection must be made each time you act together, and this requires a great deal of concentrated attention, technique, and artistic discipline.
Some think that our external, visible movements are a manifestation of activity and that the inner, invisible acts of spiritual communion are not...Every manifestation of inner activity is important and valuable.
Therefore, learn to prize that inner communion because it is one of the important sources of action...acting and communication.
An Actor Prepares