A Practical Handbook for the Actor
ISBN: 0394744128
EAN13: 9780394744124
Language: English
Publication Date: April 12, 1986
Pages: 94
Dimensions: 0.50" H x 8.20" L x 5.30" W
Weight: 0.30 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
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.
Editor Reviews
From the front Cover 6 working actors describe their methods and philosophies of the theater. All have worked with playwright David Mamet at the Goodman Theater in Chicago.