The worst enemy of progress is prejudice: it holds back progress, blocks the way to it. In our art, one such example of prejudice is the opinion which defends an amateurish attitude of an actor towards his work.There can be no art without virtuosity,
without practice, without technique
and the greater the talent, the more they are needed.
Amateurs reject technique, not because of conscious conviction but out of unbridled laziness… Indeed, among professional actors, there are many who have never changed their amateurish attitude towards acting.
|Dedaulus (the symbol of techne) by Rubens|