Acting is Believing
Thomson Wadsworth, Feb 1, 2006 - Performing Arts - 320 pages
Emphasizing that "an actor must believe to make his audience believe," ACTING IS BELIEVING remains one of the classic texts in the field of acting. Charles McGaw's and Larry D. Clark's earlier editions influenced generations of actors, and the book has been completely updated by Kenneth Stilson with the hope of inspiring today's future professionals. The Ninth Edition has an expanded theoretical grounding, while providing numerous new and revised exercises to help today's acting student apply the key concepts of a Stanislavski-based training program as interpreted through the eyes of twenty-first century artists.
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A good text book for acting students. It gets a little wordy at times but worth the read. In a classroom setting many of the exercises would prove useful. Read full review
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