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David Mamet
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True and False

David Mamet


9780571192618

Faber & Faber


Theatre Studies;
Acting techniques


Paperback

128 pages

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David Mamet, the prize-winning playwright, director and teacher, has written a blunt, irreverent and unsparingly honest guide to acting. True and False leaves no acting tenet untouched, overturns conventional opinion, and tells aspiring actors what they really need to know:

How to judge the role and approach the part How to work with the playwright The right way to undertake auditions and rehearsals How to think about the scene The proper approach to agents; and the business side of acting in general Mamet is unmistakably clear about why he think actors should not be taken in by the highly touted notions that have become commonplace in most acting schools and courses. True and False confronts some of the profession's sacred cows and offers and invaluable guide to acting today.

By:   David Mamet
Imprint:   Faber & Faber
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 215mm,  Width: 135mm,  Spine: 14mm
Weight:   166g
ISBN:   9780571192618
ISBN 10:   0571192610
Pages:   128
Publication Date:   July 2005
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Undergraduate ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active


Mamet manages to demolish the myths...that pass for theory with regard o acting and directing. . . True and False is a revealing book of the highest order and a pleasure to read --Anthony Hopkins Hard-edged, pragmatic and idealistic. . . . Every actor or would-be actor should read this book. -- Chicago Tribune Trenchant...Meet's pared-down, occasionally cryptic prose can make powerful sense. -- The New York Times This book should be read and considered by everyone who acts. --Steve Martin

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