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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Download or read book entitled A Practical Handbook for the Actor written by Melissa Bruder and published by Vintage online. This book was released on 25 April 2012 with total pages 112. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.