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Actors on Acting: The Theories, Techniques, and Practices of the World's Great Actors, Told in Thir Own Words Paperback – Sep 26 1995


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 736 pages
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press; 4 edition (Sept. 26 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 051788478X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0517884782
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 15.2 x 3.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 658 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #685,761 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book offers a wide variety of information on various acting styles and techniques. It provides the reader with a virtual history of acting. Though there is much information, much of it is not practical. Much of the information is in the form of exerpts from other books. There is no way to practically apply the information given in "Actors on Acting" without reading the entire book that the article being read comes from. This is more difficult because many of the actors quoted do not have books available. This book however is an excellent primer. A person begining to explore the craft of acting can find styles they would like to explore in greater depth without buying an entire book on that particular style. I recomend this book for anyone who is begining their study of the craft of acting.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
A good primer May 24 2000
By Marc Silberschatz - Published on Amazon.com
This book offers a wide variety of information on various acting styles and techniques. It provides the reader with a virtual history of acting. Though there is much information, much of it is not practical. Much of the information is in the form of exerpts from other books. There is no way to practically apply the information given in "Actors on Acting" without reading the entire book that the article being read comes from. This is more difficult because many of the actors quoted do not have books available. This book however is an excellent primer. A person begining to explore the craft of acting can find styles they would like to explore in greater depth without buying an entire book on that particular style. I recomend this book for anyone who is begining their study of the craft of acting.
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A Decent Book, Must Have Interest in Acting Sept. 29 2009
By J. Rossi - Published on Amazon.com
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Although this book is a vast collection of writings, it serves a relatively narrow interest for anyone who does not have a direct interest in the theater. It's been useful to me in that I've read two chapters for my acting class (which was taken simply to fulfill a requirement), and I was able to complete a very well-informed and organized report based on what I read in the book. However, I do not see myself using this book in the future except as perhaps a reference book when I'm asked about one particular famous actor/actress or another. But then, I could also buy the Encyclopaedia Britannica Britannica Encyclopedia (Encyclopaedia) and get a quick reference instead of several pages of things that I will not really care about again in the foreseeable future. Cost, however, prevents me from doing so.
0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
not new Sept. 11 2009
By el guapo mas feo - Published on Amazon.com
i ordered a new book and got a used book. It was highlighted with markers. Not happy with the that.


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