Acting: The First Six Lessons
This classic work on acting is one of the very few that stands beside Stanislavsky as a must-have for all acting students and professionals. Richard Boleslavsky's Acting: The First Six Lessons is a treasure-box of wise observation about the art of acting, all wrapped up in six charming dialogues between a teacher and a student. Generations of actors have been enriched by Boleslavsky's witty and acute picture of the actor's craft. These six "lessons" -- miniature dramas about concentration, memory of emotion, dramatic action, characterization, observation, and rhythm -- distill the challenge facing every actor. For this reissue the text has been entirely reset and the book jacketed in a contemporary design. An essential work on the short shelf of any acting student.
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Review: Acting: The First Six LessonsUser Review - Jennifer Pierce - Goodreads
My large format photography teacher decided to make us read this and relate all the lessons in acting to photography. I really wouldn't have read the book otherwise. Read full review
Review: Acting: The First Six LessonsUser Review - Emily Giuffre - Goodreads
A must read for every actor and director. Should be a requirement for every acting student. I won't waste anymore of your time with my review. Just friggin' read the book! Read full review
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