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The Resource True and false : heresy and common sense for the actor, David Mamet

True and false : heresy and common sense for the actor, David Mamet

Label
True and false : heresy and common sense for the actor
Title
True and false
Title remainder
heresy and common sense for the actor
Statement of responsibility
David Mamet
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, director, and teacher gives us a blunt, irreverent, unsparingly honest guide to acting that overturns conventional truths and tells aspiring actors what they really need to know. David Mamet leaves no acting tenet untouched: How to judge the role, approach the part, work with the playwright. How to concentrate and think about the scene. How to avoid becoming the Paint-by-Numbers Mechanical Actor, the "How'm I Doing?" Ham Actor, the over-the-top "Hollywood Huff" Actor. The right way to undertake auditions and rehearsals. The proper approach to agents, to individual jobs, and to the business in general. The question of talent
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mamet, David
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Acting
  • Acting
Label
True and false : heresy and common sense for the actor, David Mamet
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
To the actor -- Some thoughts -- Ancestor worship -- A generation that would like to stay in school -- Scholarship -- Find your mark -- I'm on the corner -- Business is business -- Auditions -- Paint by numbers -- "Work" -- Oral interpretation -- Helping the play -- Acceptance -- The rehearsal process -- The play and the scene -- Emotions -- Action -- Guilt -- Concentration -- Talent -- Habit -- The designated hitter -- Performance and character -- The villain and the hero -- Acting "as if" -- "They once walked among us" -- Eleven o'clock always comes -- Meritocracy
Control code
ocm36817273
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 127 pages
Isbn
9780679442493
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
97019336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
True and false : heresy and common sense for the actor, David Mamet
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
To the actor -- Some thoughts -- Ancestor worship -- A generation that would like to stay in school -- Scholarship -- Find your mark -- I'm on the corner -- Business is business -- Auditions -- Paint by numbers -- "Work" -- Oral interpretation -- Helping the play -- Acceptance -- The rehearsal process -- The play and the scene -- Emotions -- Action -- Guilt -- Concentration -- Talent -- Habit -- The designated hitter -- Performance and character -- The villain and the hero -- Acting "as if" -- "They once walked among us" -- Eleven o'clock always comes -- Meritocracy
Control code
ocm36817273
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 127 pages
Isbn
9780679442493
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
97019336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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