Sanford Meisner on Acting

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Vintage Books, 1987 - Performing Arts - 252 pages
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This book, written in collaboration with Dennis Longwell, follows an acting class of eight men and eight women for fifteen months, beginning with the most rudimentary exercises and ending with affecting and polished scenes from contemporary American plays. Throughout these pages Meisner is delight--always empathizing with his students and urging them onward, provoking emotion, laughter, and growing technical mastery from his charges. With an introduction by Sydney Pollack, director of "Out of Africa" and "Tootsie," who worked with Meisner for five years.

"This book should be read by anyone who wants to act or even appreciate what acting involves. Like Meisner's way of teaching, it is the straight goods."--Arthur Miller

"If there is a key to good acting, this one is it, above all others. Actors, young and not so young, will find inspiration and excitement in this book."--Gregory Peck

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User Review  - Holly - Goodreads

Although I am sure that most people who choose to read this book will do so because they are looking for insights on acting, it is also paints a really lovely portrait of Standford Meisner as a dying ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stephanie Storey - Goodreads

Love this book. Love this style of acting... Acting is about RELATIONSHIPS and this book--and studying Meisner--will give you an insight into your relationships with other people, your relationship ... Read full review


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