Sanford Meisner on Acting


Sanford Meisner on Acting Author Sanford Meisner
ISBN-10 0394750594
ISBN-13 9780394750590
Year 1987-07-12
Pages 272
Language English
Publisher Vintage
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Sanford Meisner was one of the best known and beloved teachers of acting in the country This book follows one of his acting classes for fifteen months beginning with the most rudimentary exercises and ending with affecting and polished scenes from contemporary American plays Written in collaboration with Dennis Longwell it is essential reading for beginning and professional actors alike Throughout these pages Meisner is a delightalways 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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