A Practical Handbook for the Actor - Melissa Bruder

A Practical Handbook for the Actor

By Melissa Bruder

  • Publication Date: 1986-04-12
  • Genre: Performing Arts
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 16 Ratings)

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.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Users Reviews

  • Practical

    5
    By StageGrandma
    The most useful book I own on acting. I've used the techniques over and over in teaching and coaching young actors. It's a slim volume, easy to read and easy to remember.