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Sunday, June 9, 2019

The Theatre of the Mind - Oliver Sacks: The Bonnet Syndrome

AHHH, affective memory, substitution, imagination, Stanislavski, Vakhtangov, Adler, Hagen, Lewis, Meisner, Strasberg.  From Stella Adler's remark that we never forget anything that has happened to us, to contemporary psychologists whose data and experiments corroborate that remark, suggesting that in order to function in the present, we suppress unrelated memories, to Uta Hagen's anecdote in Uta Hagen's Acting Class, that although she never knew why, how, while rehearsing Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, her memory from childhood of a vine on a wall, and a singular leaf on that vine worked for an action for the role of Martha, here's Oliver Sacks' discussion of The Bonnet Syndrome.

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