About Acting

Overview

About Acting - formerly titled The Complete About Acting - has become indispensable for students and professional actors alike because it is simple, clear and inspiring about the difficult art and craft of performing on stage, film, television and radio.

Peter Barkworth guides the reader through all aspects of acting -
from auditions and preparing for a part to rehearsals and surviving long runs with freshness. He has also included a selection ...

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Overview

About Acting - formerly titled The Complete About Acting - has become indispensable for students and professional actors alike because it is simple, clear and inspiring about the difficult art and craft of performing on stage, film, television and radio.

Peter Barkworth guides the reader through all aspects of acting -
from auditions and preparing for a part to rehearsals and surviving long runs with freshness. He has also included a selection of interviews with leading performers and a director about how to work on a part: Judi Dench, Alec McCowen, Edward Petherbridge, Anna Massey, Wyn
Jones, Alison Steadman, Patience Collier, Roger Rees, Prunella Scales and Samuel West.

About Acting is not only a lucid and practical book about technique, it also explores ways of achieving the connection between an actor's own life and the life of each part he or she plays.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780413661104
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 7/1/2003
  • Series: Performance Books Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Barkworth has appeared on many West End stages, on television and in films, twice winning BAFTA Best Actor Awards. His stage and television appearances have included Shadowlands, Hidden Laughter,
Professional Foul and Telford's Change.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2000

    Teaching Acting - from a real pro!

    This is one of the finest books ever written about the practicalities of the acting profession. Peter Barkworth has been a professional actor for many years, on stage, television and films. He has also taught acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. In this book, he allows the reader into his acting classroom as well as sharing his lifetime of experience in the entertainment industry. I can't recommend this book more highly. Every aspiring actor should have a copy.

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