The Actor's Art and Craft: William Esper Teaches the Meisner Technique

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Paperback, Random House Inc, 2008, ISBN13 9780307279262, ISBN10 030727926X

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William Esper, one of the leading acting teachers of our time, explains and extends Sanford Meisner's legendary technique, offering a clear, concrete, step-by-step approach to becoming a truly creative actor.

Esper worked closely with Meisner for seventeen years and has spent decades developing his famous program for actor's training. The result is a rigorous system of exercises that builds a solid foundation of acting skills from the ground up, and that is flexible enough to be applied to any challenge an actor faces, from soap operas to Shakespeare. Co-writer Damon DiMarco, a former student of Esper's, spent over a year observing his mentor teaching first-year acting students. In this book he recreates that experience for us, allowing us to see how the progression of exercises works in practice. The Actor's Art and Craft vividly demonstrates that good training does not constrain actors' instinctsit frees them to create characters with truthful and compelling inner lives.

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Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publish Date: Apr 08, 2008
ISBN-13: 9780307279262
ISBN-10: 030727926X
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 304
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.5
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.0 x 5.2 x 0.6
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