Is Acting Hazardous? On the Risks of Immersing Oneself in a Role.

Are actors who immerse themselves in a role lost to themselves? On playacting and the mind as a storehouse of boxes.

Heath Ledger as the Joker in ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008). Photo: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images

By Samuel Kampa

In 2009, Heath Ledger posthumously received an Academy Award for his performance as the Joker in Christopher Nolan’s…

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