Sanford Meisner Approach, Workbook I: An Actor's Workbook (Career Development Book Series)


The first in Larry Silverberg's three-part Sanford Meisner series, this Actor's Workbook is concise and accessible even to those who are unfamiliar with Meisner's techniques. This career development book is recommended for serious theatre students.
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The first in Larry Silverberg's three-part Sanford Meisner series, this Actor's Workbook is concise and accessible even to those who are unfamiliar with Meisner's techniques. This career development book is recommended for serious theatre students.
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The term Meisner Technique is known to almost any current student of acting. Sanford Meisner, one of the founding members of The Group Theater in 1931, found fault with the internalized Stanislavsky approach that prevailed at the time. Meisner believed that by reacting to the other people on stage, an actor's performance would be more honest and, therefore, more interesting for the audience. Here, Silverberg, who was a student of the master teacher, presents a workbook for actors that will prove useful, regardless of how familiar the reader is with Meisner's methods. Silverberg's writing is concise and insightful throughout and makes the technique accessible to any committed student. However, his unbridled enthusiasm and 12 step-type rhetoric may distract some readers. Also, it should be noted that the exercises in this book are for three or more people and will hence find their best use in acting workshops. Still, given the lack of materials focusing on this important technique, this work is recommended for large theater collections in public and academic libraries.-Douglas McClemont, New York
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781880399774
  • Publisher: Smith & Kraus, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/28/1994
  • Series: Career Development Book Series
  • Edition description: Workbook I
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 150
  • Sales rank: 349,375
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 0.41 (d)

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  • Posted August 26, 2009

    Best Acting Books Written

    Larry Silverberg's books not only give you the best insight into a true training from the neighborhood playhouse by the late Sandford Mesiner, he has gone beyond the master by demistifying the Sandford Mesiner approach.

    If you want to get a course of texts that will truly teach the meisner approach and the honesty it brings, the reality of doing, the simplest approach to living truthfuly under the given imaginary circumstances can be found in these workbooks. Each workbook is a must read for acting teachers and students

    Reccomended for:
    High School Drama Teacher's, College Acting Teachers, Students of Meisner, anyone interested in the truth about acting.

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