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The actor's art and craft

William Esper teaches the Meisner technique

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This edition was published in by Anchor Books in New York.

Written in English

286 pages

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' instincts--it frees them to create characters with truthful and compelling inner lives.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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The actor's art and craft: William Esper teaches the Meisner technique
2008, Anchor Books
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The Actor's Art and Craft: William Esper Teaches the Meisner Technique
April 8, 2008, Anchor
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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' instincts--it frees them to create characters with truthful and compelling inner lives.From the Trade Paperback edition.

The actor's art and craft

William Esper teaches the Meisner technique

This edition was published in by Anchor Books in New York.


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Dewey Decimal Class
792.02/8
Library of Congress
PN2061 .E87 2008

The Physical Object

Pagination
xii, 286 p. ;
Number of pages
286

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OL18502529M
Internet Archive
actorsartcraftwi00espe
ISBN 13
9780307279262
LC Control Number
2007029149
Library Thing
5276769
Goodreads
1871615

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