The Actor, a Script, and an Ox

A Zen Approach to Acting


By A.F. Winter



List Price: $11.99
6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on White paper
188 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1511504874
ISBN-10: 1511504870
BISAC: Performing Arts / Theater / General



The Actor, A Script, And An Ox 


The starting point of this book is the ancient Zen poem, Riding the Ox Home by Kaku-an Shi'en, a Zen master of the Sung Dynasty. The poem is a metaphor for enlightenment. 
It is used here as a way of discussing enlightened acting. The book examines famous Zen expressions through the lens of the theatre artist. 


Many times, when we are pursuing our career, we get side-tracked. We care too much about the party we were not invited to or the audition we missed. We think, "If only I did this or that." But a life in the theatre is a lifelong pursuit, and those things are just momentary distractions. If we keep on course our chances of success increase. 


This book will help you keep focused.