“aha” moments as they come–
Patsy Rodenburg’s notion of Second Circle. Rodenburg (respected voice teacher of actors like Judy Dench) discusses the idea that one must not misuse dismiss, misplace or abuse personal power. She says this idea is central to every Shakespeare play. We have three basic circles of energy, and we need all three.
first circle–energy that falls back into you, energy to yourself;
third circle–blow hard energy, generalized energy that takes the oxygen out of the room, takes over;
second circle: presence.