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True and false : heresy and common sense for the actor

Author: David Mamet
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Vintage Books edView all editions and formats
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, director, and teacher presents 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, and work with the playwright, how to concentrate and think about the scene, how to avoid becoming the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mamet, David.
True and false.
New York : Pantheon Books, ©1997
(OCoLC)605331558
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Mamet
ISBN: 0679772642 9780679772644
OCLC Number: 41028104
Notes: Originally published: New York : Pantheon Books, ©1997.
Description: 127 pages ; 21 cm
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.
Other Titles: Heresy and common sense for the actor
Responsibility: David Mamet.

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, director, and teacher presents 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, and 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 and the question of talent.

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