What makes a great actor? Shakespeare advocated temperance, Rousseau tact. Antonin Artaud looked to the sinuousness of the Balinese dancer; Heinrich von Kleist preferred the sturdiness of the bear. A pamphleteer of the 18th century insisted on "the study of painting, statues, prints, language, politics, dancing, and fencing." Stanislavsky merely wailed: "How can all these elements unite in one man? The perfect actor... More >>>