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  • LITERATURE, SPEECH AND DRAMARUDOLF STEINER

    CHRISTMAS PLAYS FROM OBERUFER

    CHRISTMAS PLAYS FROM OBERUFER

    Paradise Play - Shepherds Play - Kings Play

    Edited by Hélène Jacquet

    For hundreds of years ordinary folk in the small Austrian village of Oberufer on the Danube gathered in the local tavern at Christmas time to perform these plays to their neighbours. With their roots lost in medieval times, the plays gradually evolved to incorporate a unique mixture of broad peasant humour and deep reverence in their celebration of the birth of the baby Jesus.

    CREATIVE SPEECH

    CREATIVE SPEECH

    The Formative Process of the Spoken Word: A Selection of Lectures, Exercises and Articles

    Marie Steiner-von Sivers

    In this seminal work on a new art of speech, Rudolf and Marie Steiner demonstrate how the Word can truly be brought to life. From the authors’ perspective, the audible sound of speech is only the end result of a much greater process that begins inwardly. In contrast to the belief that speaking is entirely a matter of correct placement in the mouth, Rudolf Steiner advises speakers to concentrate on what takes place before the mechanical production of sound is made in the physical organism.

    FOUR MYSTERY DRAMAS

    FOUR MYSTERY DRAMAS

    Revised Edition

    Newly revised translation (CW 14).

    SHAKESPEARE

    SHAKESPEARE

    Becoming Human

    ‘Like so much of Renaissance Art, Shakespeare’s work bears an open secret. The esoteric spiritual content is undisguised, though it may be unexpected and not always immediately recognized. And, like all the great artistic achievements... this work remains incomplete until we recognize and respond to its open invitation that we become active participants.’ – from the Introduction

    SPEECH AND DRAMA

    SPEECH AND DRAMA

    This book forms the basis for a new approach to the art of speech as inaugurated by Steiner, filled with insights that lead to a deeper understanding of the forming of speech and the art of acting.

    THREE LECTURES ON THE MYSTERY DRAMAS

    THREE LECTURES ON THE MYSTERY DRAMAS

    The Portal of Initiation and the Soul's Probation

    Rudolf Steiner wrote four mystery dramas intended to portray the spiritual path of self-knowledge as described by spiritual science, or Anthroposophy. Those plays are not merely symbolic but realistic depictions in a spiritual sense.

  • LITERATURE, SPEECH AND DRAMAOTHER AUTHORS

    FOR THE LOVE OF LITERATURE

    FOR THE LOVE OF LITERATURE

    A Celebration of Language and Imagination

    Christy MacKaye Barnes et al

    Built around the work of Christy MacKaye Barnes, a master teacher of English, For the Love of Literature focuses on general themes - such as the training of imagination, speech and poetry through the study of great authors - as well as on particular authors and texts.

    FUTURE DAWNING

    FUTURE DAWNING

    Awakening in America (A Spiritual Fantasia on World Themes)

    Glen Williamson

    “A masterly and original artistic metamorphosis, daring throughout, yet contained and congruent with respect to its spiritual context.” — Dr. James Dyson, Anthroposophic physician (retired) and psychologist. Cofounder, Park Attwood Clinic

    INTRODUCTION TO THE MYSTERY PLAYS OF RUDOLF STEINER

    INTRODUCTION TO THE MYSTERY PLAYS OF RUDOLF STEINER

    Eileen Hutchins

    ‘The great importance of these plays is not that we are given many thoughts to further our understanding of anthroposophy, but that we are shown the transforming power of spiritual striving in individual lives, and especially the development in human relationships through an awareness of the forces of destiny. In this respect the Mystery Plays are unique.’ – from the Foreword

    SPEECH - INVISIBLE CREATION IN THE AIR

    SPEECH - INVISIBLE CREATION IN THE AIR

    Vortices and the Enigma of Speech Sounds

    Serge Maintier

    How the sounds of spoken language arise is ultimately still a mystery to researchers. Acoustic phonetics has analysed sound phenomena, whereas articulatory phonetics determines the physiological formation of spoken language. Little is known about the air, however, the central element of speech both within and immediately outside the body as it relates to audible sounds.

    ZANONI

    ZANONI

    A Rosicrucian Tale

    Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton

    Zanoni, first published in 1842, was inspired by a dream. Sir Edward, a Rosicrucian, wrote this engaging, well-researched, novel about the eternal conflict between head and heart, between wisdom and love, played out by the Rosicrucians before the dramatic background of the French Revolution. He described his book Zanoni as “a truth for those who can comprehend it, and an extravagance for those who cannot.” Following his introduction, the novel is divided into seven parts, whose titles indicate the sevenfold path of spiritual development. The fourth section, “The Dweller of the Threshold,” is the book’s centrepiece, revealing significant esoteric facts and experiences.