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A Practical Handbook for the Actor

Authors: Bruder, Melissa
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: PER014000, PER001000, PER011040
ISBN: 9780307499134, Related ISBNs: 0307499138, 0394744128, 0593553594, 0593553608, 9780307499134
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 112,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: 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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