Eight Women of the American Stage: Talking about Acting, Roy Harris with Mary Alice, Judith Ivey, Cherry Jones, Mary McDonnell, Donna Murphy, Sarah Jessica Parker, Gwen Verdon, Joanne Woodward

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Roy Harris
Pearson Education, 1997 - Performing Arts - 142 pages
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This work is about the professional lives of eight American actresses working in theatre and film. Each of the interviews is presented as a narrative in which the subject reveals what brought her to acting, what draws her to a particular role, her method of preparation and other elements of acting technique, and her experiences with different directors. The actresses include: Joanne Woodward; Sarah Jessica Parker; Gwen Verdon; Mary Alice; Judith Ivey; Cherry Jones; Mary McDonnell; and Donna Murphy.

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For anyone interested in acting, how an actress approaches a role, or just the "theater biz," this is an absolutely essential book. The actresses, most of whom have careers in both theater and film ... Read full review

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ROY HARRIS has stage managed on Broadway Wendy Wasserstein's An American Daughter, The Sisters Rosensweig, and The Heidi Chronicles and the revival of Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke. Off-Broadway, he stage managed Jon Robin Baitz's A Fair Country, A.R. Gurney's Sylvia, and Scott McPherson's Marvin's Room, among many others. He is the editor of Conversations in the Wings: Talking About Acting (Heinemann, 1994).

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