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Seven Keys to Imagination by Piero Morosini

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art an actor's key to inhabiting other people

When British award-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis was preparing for his role as a severely paralysed character in Jim Sheridan's film My Left Foot (based on the real-life story of Christy Brown), he broke two ribs as a result of sitting in a hunched-over position in a wheelchair continuously for several weeks. After his impressive portrayal of Christy Brown won him his first Oscar in 1989, Day-Lewis performed on stage as Hamlet at the Royal National Theatre in London. During the dramatic scene when the ghost of Hamlet's father first appears to his son, Day-Lewis broke down, crying convulsively, to the ...

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