116th Annual Conference - Bellingham, Washington
Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11, 2018

Plenary Address and Luncheon

Session Chair: 
Katherine Kinney, University of California, Riverside
Plenary Address Luncheon: Saturday 11:30 am – 1:15 pm
Wilson Library Reading Room


  1. Bella Merlin, University of California, Riverside
    In actor training and performance, our words have the power to create deep affects if we truly let them play on our own imaginations and we use our voice with vibration and resonance. Bella Merlin, professional actress and Stanislavsky scholar, addresses timely questions about truth and authenticity. Drawing from two revolutionary approaches to acting – Stanislavsky’s system and the innovatory approach of Kristin Linklater and Tina Packer at Shakespeare & Company – Professor Merlin considers the relation of word, voice, and body in theory and practice.
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