About Acting

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Bloomsbury Academic, Nov 11, 1991 - Drama - 288 pages
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About Acting - formerly titled The Complete About Acting - hasbecome indispensable for students and professional actors alike becauseit is simple, clear and inspiring about the difficult art and craft ofperforming on stage, film, television and radio.
Peter Barkworth guides the reader through all aspects of acting -from auditions and preparing for a part to rehearsals and survivinglong runs with freshness. He has also included a selection ofinterviews with leading performers and a director about how to work ona part: Judi Dench, Alec McCowen, Edward Petherbridge, Anna Massey, WynJones, Alison Steadman, Patience Collier, Roger Rees, Prunella Scalesand Samuel West.

About Acting is not only a lucid and practical book abouttechnique, it also explores ways of achieving the connection between anactor's own life and the life of each part he or she plays.

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About the author (1991)

Peter Barkworth has appeared on many West End stages, on television andin films, twice winning BAFTA Best Actor Awards. His stage andtelevision appearances have included Shadowlands, Hidden Laughter,Professional Foul and Telford's Change.

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