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An Actor Adrift

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An Actor Adrift is the remarkable account of Japanese actor director Yoshi Oida, who in 1968 left Japan and joined Peter Brook's international theatre company in Paris. Since then he has become a leading member and trainer in the company.

In this book, part personal story and part a workbook for actors and directors wishing to understand and employ Peter Brook's techniques,
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published March 15th 2011 by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama (first published 1992)
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Algernon
Apr 30, 2015 Algernon rated it liked it
Yoshi Oida has contributed two of my favorite books about the craft of acting, The Invisible Actor and An Actor's Tricks, so I had been looking forward to reading this for a long time, knowing it was more of a personal memoir of his years working with Peter Brook and since.

The book is at its strongest recounting Oida's initial contact with Peter Brook, and his departure from Japan to work with Brook's international company in Paris just as the 1968 uprising was taking place. From the beginning,
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O autor relata sua trajetória no teatro, tendo emigrado do Japão para a Europa. Uma leitura fascinante para leigos como eu.
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