A Practical Handbook for the Actor
  • Author : Melissa Bruder
  • Release Date : 25 April 2012
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 13 : 9780307499134
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Book Description: This simple and essential book about the craft of acting describes a technique developed and refined by the authors, all of them young actors, in their work with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet, actor W. H. Macy, and director Gregory Mosher. A Practical Handbook for the Actor is written for any actor who has ever experienced the frustrations of acting classes that lacked clarity and objectivity, and that failed to provide a dependable set of tools. An actor's job, the authors state, is to "find a way to live truthfully under the imaginary circumstances of the play." The ways in which an actor can attain that truth form the substance of this eloquent book.

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