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In this course, designed for students and professionals in the stage arts, Rudolf Steiner begins with a fundamental and spiritually-rooted appreciation of human speech and what actually takes place during human communication. Speech is a spiritual activity as well as an art form, lending itself to real interaction with both higher spiritual worlds and the human world of social conversation.
Steiner shows that speech is a powerful tool for any serious dramatist in conveying the reality of worlds, whether visible or invisible, to the individual souls in the audience.
This is an essential book for anyone involved in speech work, communication arts, and many kinds of therapies.
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Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925) was born in the small village of Kraljevec, Austro-Hungarian Empire (now in Croatia), where he grew up. As a young man, he lived in Weimar and Berlin, where he became a well-published scientific, literary, and philosophical scholar, known especially for his work with Goethe’s scientific writings. At the beginning of the twentieth century, he began to develop his early philosophical principles into an approach to systematic research into psychological and spiritual phenomena. Formally beginning his spiritual teaching career under the auspices of the Theosophical Society, Steiner came to use the term Anthroposophy (and spiritual science) for his philosophy, spiritual research, and findings. The influence of Steiner’s multifaceted genius has led to innovative and holistic approaches in medicine, various therapies, philosophy, religious renewal, Waldorf education, education for special needs, threefold economics, biodynamic agriculture, Goethean science, architecture, and the arts of drama, speech, and eurythmy. In 1924, Rudolf Steiner founded the General Anthroposophical Society, which today has branches throughout the world. He died in Dornach, Switzerland.
Marie Steiner-von Sivers (1867–1948) was born in Wlotzlawek, in Russian Poland and grew up in St. Petersburg. She trained as an actor, but left the stage when she met Theosophy through Edouard Schuré, whose works she translated. In 1900, she met Rudolf Steiner, whom she later married and worked alongside in the development of Anthroposophy. She died in Beatenberg, Switzerland.
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Book Description Anthroposophical Publishing, 1960. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Very Good. First Edition. First edition, 1960. Very good. Red paper over boards, title banner on front board and in gilt on spine. Plain, clean design. No dust jacket. Minor bumping to corners. No former owner's marks. Binding is sound, sturdy and square. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Seller Inventory # 217292
Book Description Anthroposophical Publishing 1960-01-01, 1960. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 0854401016 1960 Stated UK 1st edition, Fine/NO DJ, no dustjacket, clean & tight, square corners, handsome maroon boards with gilt lettering on spine & cover that all reads perfect, spine color very slightly faded, no markings, only very slight shelfwear, a crisp, very attractive & scarce 1st Edition. .Carefully packaged to protect the corners. Seller Inventory # 012160