Acting without agony: an alternative to the method

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Allyn and Bacon, 1988 - Performing Arts - 194 pages
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This practical, step-by-step guide is organized into 18 lessons for achieving outstanding performance in acting and directing. This text offers an alternative to the Stanislavsky "method" and teaches another way of arriving at emotions, which is described in detail throughout the text. MARKETS: Undergraduate and graduate courses in acting and directing.

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User Review  - Molly - Goodreads

The title says it all. Nice read. Practicing with Brad Heller right now (Don's protege). If you're interested in classes, give me a buzz. Their technique booked me my first theatrical agent. Read full review

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User Review  - James - Goodreads

One of the greatest teachers and mentors for acting and directing. I experienced his presence, wisdom, and guidance through riveting classes that had me up most of the night. His private classes are cherished on my journey. A must read for anyone with interest in the topic. Read full review


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Don Richardson author of Secrets of the Koran, Lords of the Earth and Eternity in Their Hearts, has been studying the Muslim world for more than 30 years. He and his wife, Carol, spent 15 years among the Sawi, a Stone Age tribe of Irian Jaya. Don designed an alphabet suited to the Sawi language, authored 19 primers, taught the tribesmen to read in their native tongue and translated the entire New Testament. More than half of the Sawi accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Since 1977, Don has served as ambassador-at-large for World Team, a mission organization. Don holds an honorary doctorate of literature from Biola University in La Mirada, California, is an ordained pastor and speaks at more that 40 church conferences each year. Hometown: Woodland Hills, California.

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