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Yoshi Oida is a Japanese actor and director who has worked mainly in the West as a member of Peter Brook's theatre company in Paris. He blends the oriental tradition of supreme and studied control with the Western performer's need to characterise and expose depths of emotion. In this study of the actor's art written with Lorna Marshall, Yoshi Oida provides every performer Yoshi Oida is a Japanese actor and director who has worked mainly in the West as a member of Peter Brook's theatre company in Paris. He blends the oriental tradition of supreme and studied control with the Western performer's need to characterise and expose depths of emotion. In this study of the actor's art written with Lorna Marshall, Yoshi Oida provides every performer with all the simple tools which help place the technique of acting behind a cloak of invisibility. Yoshi Oida believes that once the audience becomes openly aware of the actor's method and becomes too conscious of the actor's artistry, the wonder of performance dies. The audience must never see the actor but only his or her performance.


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Yoshi Oida is a Japanese actor and director who has worked mainly in the West as a member of Peter Brook's theatre company in Paris. He blends the oriental tradition of supreme and studied control with the Western performer's need to characterise and expose depths of emotion. In this study of the actor's art written with Lorna Marshall, Yoshi Oida provides every performer Yoshi Oida is a Japanese actor and director who has worked mainly in the West as a member of Peter Brook's theatre company in Paris. He blends the oriental tradition of supreme and studied control with the Western performer's need to characterise and expose depths of emotion. In this study of the actor's art written with Lorna Marshall, Yoshi Oida provides every performer with all the simple tools which help place the technique of acting behind a cloak of invisibility. Yoshi Oida believes that once the audience becomes openly aware of the actor's method and becomes too conscious of the actor's artistry, the wonder of performance dies. The audience must never see the actor but only his or her performance.

30 review for The Invisible Actor

  1. 4 out of 5

    raShit

    A versatile book. It contains methods about theatre acting but also adaptable to cinema acting. The book is written for actors. However, it is also useful for directors. Every actor isn't the same. You should use different methods for them. On the other hand, Oida is so attached to Noh (a kind of traditional Japanese theatre). Strictly adhering to a tradition can bring contradictions. In the middle of the book, "You have to do exactly what your master shows you." he says. At the end of the book, A versatile book. It contains methods about theatre acting but also adaptable to cinema acting. The book is written for actors. However, it is also useful for directors. Every actor isn't the same. You should use different methods for them. On the other hand, Oida is so attached to Noh (a kind of traditional Japanese theatre). Strictly adhering to a tradition can bring contradictions. In the middle of the book, "You have to do exactly what your master shows you." he says. At the end of the book, he says the opposite. Nevertheless, the book is quite useful and worth reading. I finish my words with Oida's sentences: “You shouldn't accept anything written in this book without unquestioningly. Moreover, if you believe everything in this book, it's better not to read it at all.”

  2. 4 out of 5

    Greg

    Read this one again on the bus - it's been about 10 years. A brilliant book that maybe explains why I, on the Introvert/Extrovert borderline on the ol' personality tests, even have an interest in doing this for a living.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Amedine Amedine

    The book is very rich with spiritual ideas and practices. Yoshi Oida describes his life experience from his beginnings till he became what he is in this book. Although he is mentioning a lot of techniques and that it can be a little bit confusing and boring to the reader. Oida tried to give a variety of all what he learned along his chosen path. He gives examples and stories and he refers to his teachers and he tells about his mistakes and his learnings from them. This book could’ve been more The book is very rich with spiritual ideas and practices. Yoshi Oida describes his life experience from his beginnings till he became what he is in this book. Although he is mentioning a lot of techniques and that it can be a little bit confusing and boring to the reader. Oida tried to give a variety of all what he learned along his chosen path. He gives examples and stories and he refers to his teachers and he tells about his mistakes and his learnings from them. This book could’ve been more organized when it comes to the techniques. A litte more simple than practical would’ve made this book amazing. The idea that Oida was trying to explain to the reader was spontaneity. But unfortunately he kept running around with his beliefs all these years because it is difficult for anybody to actually believe in simplicity. Simplicity is underrated because most people in their cultures are taught that everything should be complicated and hard in order for it to be precious and special. Oida also had this idea because of his technical and practical nature as he is born in the month January “A Capricorn” What Oida learned after all these years is that Acting is not a technique. It is not a skill that comes from outside. Acting is in our nature. It is the way we live this life. The way we speak and the way we express our emotions. If we just stopped trying to be actors and be ourselves when doing our work. Our inner energy will express itself into the roles we play. Like an artist or an artisan or a dancer. All the movements of the body comes from the soul. Human beings keep practicing these patterns and steps just to learn spontaneity. Just to learn that it is not about the movements. It is about the expression of the inner self which is who we are. The true manifestation of God. When we realize that we drop all practices. And we just let the magical beast that is sleeping inside us go out to the world. This is what Oida is saying true the “invisible actor” that the moment you realize that there is no difference between you and the stage and the audience and the role you play. That you are all of that combined. That without the symphony of every action in the moment you express in your performance, Your ego will not disappear. And you will always appear to the watcher that you are trying to do something. An actor is a true actor when he is able to transport his audience through space and time and when he is able to make the watcher forget himself in the act. When you are the actor and the acting and the audience as a one moment expressing itself. That is when you realize you are a real actor. This is what Yoshi have been looking for. This is the spiritual aspect his trying to talk about in this book

  4. 5 out of 5

    Tuba Kılıç

    “ Üstadınız önünüzdeki yolu sizden önce yürümüştür, şimdi siz de onun arkasından toz duman içerisinde izini sürmeye çalışıyorsunuz. Size sonraki adımlarının ne olacağı konusunda ipuçları verebilir. AMA BU YOL BİR BAŞKASININ GEÇMİŞİ, SİZİN GELECEĞİNİZ DEĞİL. Bütün kitaplar ve dersler aslında başkasının geçmişinin haritasıdır. Bunları özümseyin ve kullanın ama hiçbir zaman kendi yolunuzun farklı olacağını ve bunun sizin kişisel yolculuğunuz olduğunu unutmayın.” Tiyatroyla ilgilenen herkesin başucu “ Üstadınız önünüzdeki yolu sizden önce yürümüştür, şimdi siz de onun arkasından toz duman içerisinde izini sürmeye çalışıyorsunuz. Size sonraki adımlarının ne olacağı konusunda ipuçları verebilir. AMA BU YOL BİR BAŞKASININ GEÇMİŞİ, SİZİN GELECEĞİNİZ DEĞİL. Bütün kitaplar ve dersler aslında başkasının geçmişinin haritasıdır. Bunları özümseyin ve kullanın ama hiçbir zaman kendi yolunuzun farklı olacağını ve bunun sizin kişisel yolculuğunuz olduğunu unutmayın.” Tiyatroyla ilgilenen herkesin başucu kitabı olabilecek değerde bir kitap... Hayatınızı her alanında kullanabileceğiniz yollar da sunuyor.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Camille Lecointre

    Yoshi Oida combines in this book the best of Oriental and Western teachings of theatre. He breaches the subject from technical and spiritual points of view and leads the reader to some profound questioning and reflection. Anyone who calls themselves an actor should give this book a read, for its thinking, its writing, its exercises and its philosophy. Anyone who calls themselves anything should give this book a read, for its profound honesty, its philosophy and its questionings.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Ryan

    An excellent little book filled with wonderful stories, illustrations, and exercises. Simple to read, almost seeming like a book without substance, careful attention reveals a deeply felt and well thought out philosophy of performance. Worthwhile for anyone in the creative or performative arts, and definitely something to return to again and again.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Hilâl

    Bu kitabı okuyalı 4 ayı geçti sanıyorum. Gönül isterdi ki daha ayrıntılı bir yorum yapayım ama şu anki durumumda mümkün değil. :D Çünkü hatırlamıyor. Kitabı esasen Japon yazar okuma kafasında listeye almıştım ama oyunculukla alakalı bir kitapmış. Ortaokul ve lisede de biraz tiyatro ile ilgilendiğimden yine de okumaya karar verdim. Peter Brook’un ön sözüyle başlıyor, ardından 5 ana başlık altında ilerliyor kitabımız. Her bölüm belli bir konuya odaklanıyor (hareket, konuşma, öğrenme gibi). Oida Bu kitabı okuyalı 4 ayı geçti sanıyorum. Gönül isterdi ki daha ayrıntılı bir yorum yapayım ama şu anki durumumda mümkün değil. :D Çünkü hatırlamıyor. Kitabı esasen Japon yazar okuma kafasında listeye almıştım ama oyunculukla alakalı bir kitapmış. Ortaokul ve lisede de biraz tiyatro ile ilgilendiğimden yine de okumaya karar verdim. Peter Brook’un ön sözüyle başlıyor, ardından 5 ana başlık altında ilerliyor kitabımız. Her bölüm belli bir konuya odaklanıyor (hareket, konuşma, öğrenme gibi). Oida bahsettiği şeyleri doğallıkla aktarmış; arada egzersizler öneriyor, arada hikâyeler anlatıyor vs. Lorna Marshall’ın açıklamaları ilgili kısımlara hemen eklenmiş. Oida bize oyunculuğun teknikten ibaret olmadığını; oyuncunun “parlama” durumunu merkeze koyarak farklı bir şekilde aktarmış. Görünmez Oyuncu ismi de ona istinaden. Genel yaptığım okumalara göre ilginç bir kitaptı ve ara ara egzersiz kısımlarında sıkılsam da severek okuduğumu hatırlıyorum. Alıntılanacak noktalar da vardı. Hatta kitabı beğenince ardından Oyuncunun Oyunları ’nı GR’de olmadığını fark eder, gidip ekler okumaya başladım ama o kadar aynı başlıyordu ki sıkıldım ve onu zorunlu erteledim. Bu kitabı Japon ve Batı tiyatro kültürlerinin sentezlendiği bir kültür kitabı olarak görüp okuyabilirsiniz, tiyatro ile daha ciddi ilgilenenlere de farklı bir bakış açısı sunacaktır kanaatim. Kitabı kısaca açıklasam oyunculuğun ritüeli filan derdim galiba, o yüzden teknik bir şey beklemeyin bana kalırsa. Biraz daha kalbini açmakla ilgili açıklamalar yapıyor yazar çünkü. Çeviri de baskı da gayet güzel onu da belirtmeden geçmeyelim. Abartı Türkçeleştirilmelere kaçılmaması güzel. Tavsiye edebilirim.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Algernon

    Indispensable.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Gabriela Cortez

    Um ótimo livro, que possui um método de atuação muito interessante. Com certeza um livro necessário para qualquer ator.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Abigail

    Art. Ritual.

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  21. 5 out of 5

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  22. 5 out of 5

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  23. 4 out of 5

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