Sanford Meisner on Acting

Sanford Meisner on Acting


  • Release: 2012-11-07
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 272 page
  • ISBN: 9780307830630
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Sanford Meisner was one of the best known and beloved teachers of acting in the country. This book follows one of his acting classes for fifteen months, beginning with the most rudimentary exercises and ending with affecting and polished scenes from contemporary American plays. Written in collaboration with Dennis Longwell, it is essential reading for beginning and professional actors alike. Throughout these pages Meisner is a delight—always empathizing with his students and urging them onward, provoking emotion, laughter, and growing technical mastery from his charges. With an introduction by Sydney Pollack, director of Out of Africa and Tootsie, who worked with Meisner for five years. "This book should be read by anyone who wants to act or even appreciate what acting involves. Like Meisner's way of teaching, it is the straight goods."—Arthur Miller "If there is a key to good acting, this one is it, above all others. Actors, young and not so young, will find inspiration and excitement in this book."—Gregory Peck

Sanford Meisner on Acting

Sanford Meisner on Acting


  • Release: 1987
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 252 page
  • ISBN: 9780394750590
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Taking readers step-by-step through the most basic acting exercises to critiques of performances in scenes from contemporary American plays, this volume follows a class of eight at the Neighborhood Playhouse, where Meisner has taught for fifty years

The Actor s Art and Craft

The Actor s Art and Craft


  • Release: 2008
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 286 page
  • ISBN: 9780307279262
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A masterful introduction to the actor's craft presents a series of rigorous but flexible exercises, based on the Meisner Technique of acting, designed to help actors deal with a wide variety of performance challenges. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Michael Chekhov and Sanford Meisner

Michael Chekhov and Sanford Meisner


  • Release: 2020-07-17
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 258 page
  • ISBN: 9781000077520
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Michael Chekhov and Sanford Meisner: Collisions and Convergence in Actor Training offers a comprehensive analysis of the Sanford Meisner Acting Technique in comparison to the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique. This compilation reveals the connections as well as the contradictions between these two very different approaches, while highlighting meaningful bridges and offering in-depth essays from a variety of sources, including master teachers with years of experience and new and rising stars in the field. The authors provide philosophical arguments on actor training, innovative approaches to methodology, and explorations into integration, as well as practical methods of application for the classroom or rehearsal room, or scaffolded into a curriculum. Michael Chekhov and Sanford Meisner: Collisions and Convergence in Actor Training is an excellent resource for professors teaching Introductory, Intermediate or Advanced Acting Technique as well as acting program directors and department chairs seeking new, impactful research on actor training.

The Sanford Meisner Approach

The Sanford Meisner Approach


  • Release: 1997
  • Publisher: Smith & Kraus Pub Incorporated
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 116 page
  • ISBN: 1575250748
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Product DescriptionShortly before his death, Sanford Meisner arranged for Larry Silverberg to create a written legacy of his teaching techniques. This book is the second of four books in the Sanford Meisner series. In this extraordinary new book, Silverberg demystifies the emotional demands of acting and leads the actor through a process aimed at tapping into and deepening his own emotional instrument. Not only will actors gain insight into the whole realm of the emotions, they will see very clearly the traps most actors fall into when it comes to "being emotional" on stage. A healthier and more effective way of working will be taught -- a way of working which brings the actor powerful and unique creativity to every part. About the AuthorLarry Silverberg is founder and Artistic Director of the Belltown Theatre Center in Seattle, WA. He is also on staff at the University of Washington where he teaches Master Classes in the Meisner Work, while continuing his own acting career. Larry is a past winner of the Warner Bros. Filmmaker of the Year Award for his film, Flight in Masquerade, and has also been busy directing for the stage. Larry is a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater in New York City where he studied with master acting teacher, Sanford Meisner.

Meisner in Practice

Meisner in Practice


  • Release: 2012
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  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 222 page
  • ISBN: 1848420870
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This book offers actors a step-by-step introduction to the salient features of the Meisner Technique and puts these to the test through a succession of practical exercises. The aim is to take the reader through the various stages of Meisner training, including addressing certain pitfalls and problems which the author has encountered in his own teaching.

Real Life Drama

Real Life Drama


  • Release: 2013-08-06
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 512 page
  • ISBN: 9780307830982
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Real Life Drama is the classic history of the remarkable group that revitalized American theater in the 1930s by engaging urgent social and moral issues that still resonate today. Born in the turbulent decade of the Depression, the Group Theatre revolutionized American arts. Wendy Smith's dramatic narrative brings the influential troupe and its founders to life once again, capturing their joys and pains, their triumphs and defeats. Filled with fresh insights into the towering personalities of Harold Clurman, Lee Strasberg, Cheryl Crawford, Elia Kazan, Clifford Odets, Stella and Luther Adler, Karl Malden, and Lee J. Cobb, among many others, Real Life Drama chronicles a passionate community of idealists as they opened a new frontier in theater.

The Intent to Live

The Intent to Live


  • Release: 2005-12
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 358 page
  • ISBN: 9780553381207
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The legendary acting coach shares his inspirational philosophy and effective techniques--including case studies, exercises, and professional insights--designed to help actors connect personally with a script, develop a character from the inside out, overcome fear and inhibitions, hone technical skills, and more. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

The Actor s Guide to Creating a Character

The Actor s Guide to Creating a Character


  • Release: 2014-04-08
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 288 page
  • ISBN: 9780345805690
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William Esper, one of the most celebrated acting teachers of our time, takes us through his step-by-step approach to the central challenge of advanced acting work: creating and playing a character. Esper’s first book, The Actor’s Art and Craft, earned praise for describing the basics taught in his famous first-year acting class. The Actor’s Guide to Creating a Character continues the journey. In these pages, co-author Damon DiMarco vividly re-creates Esper’s second-year course, again through the experiences of a fictional class. Esper’s training builds on Sanford Meisner’s legendary exercises, a world-renowned technique that Esper further developed through his long association with Meisner and the decades he has spent training a host of distinguished actors. His approach is flexible enough to apply to any role, helping actors to create characters with truthful and compelling inner lives.