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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

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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
Title variation
Heresy and common sense for the actor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Argues that the techniques taught in acting school, and in particular the famous Stanislavsky Method, mislead aspiring actors, and suggests ways for performers to remain true to the characters they present
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188008
Cataloging source
DPB
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Mamet, David
Dewey number
792/.028
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Acting
  • Acting
  • Acteren
  • Schauspielkunst
Target audience
adult
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heresy and common sense for the actor
Label
True and false : heresy and common sense for the actor, David Mamet
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Pantheon Books, ©1997
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
1415144
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9780679772644
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780679772644
  • (OCoLC)41028104
Label
True and false : heresy and common sense for the actor, David Mamet
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Pantheon Books, ©1997
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
1415144
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9780679772644
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780679772644
  • (OCoLC)41028104

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