Classic Mistakes in Acting—& Marriage

Anne Fielding, as Petruchio

From “The Ethics of the Great Art of Acting” presented at the Aesthetic Realism Foundation in New York City:

I’m going to speak about what the art of acting says about marriage, including mistakes wives make.  The biggest mistake, Aesthetic Realism taught me, is for a woman to give way to her desire to be scornful and superior, to have contempt– for her husband and the world. This takes many everyday forms, all debilitating, all ruinous. And it’s amazing that every one of these forms has its likeness to mistakes in acting. This is what I have the pleasure of showing technically tonight.  More…


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