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The actor's guide to creating a character : William Esper teaches the Meisner technique

Author: William Esper; Damon DiMarco
Publisher: New York : Anchor, a division of Random House, LLC, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Celebrated acting teacher Bill Esper's step-by-step approach to the central problem in acting -- learning to play a character -- as taught in the second year of his acting class"--
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Named Person: Sanford Meisner; Sanford Meisner
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Esper; Damon DiMarco
ISBN: 9780345805683 0345805682
OCLC Number: 855581197
Description: xix, 282 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction by Patricia Heaton --
Prologue --
Bill's class for the second year --
Welcome back--and back to work --
Gimps, limps, and lisps : physical impediments --
How being in intense pain can actually help your work --
How to explore drugs and alcohol without rehab, prison, or death --
Imitation and point of view --
Come, sit at the table! The essence of the character --
Still at the table : actions and super objectives --
Beats, homework, inner emotional lines, and particularizations --
Nursery rhymes --
Spoon rivers --
Periods and styles --
Periods and styles in practice --
Acting in film and TV --
Commencement: the serious actor business --
Afterword by David Mamet.
Responsibility: William Esper and Damon Dimarco.
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