". . . the truths espoused about the profession are universal. . . . an attractive volume that. . . works well as both inspiration and caution."
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Professional acting is both an art and a business, and this book advises beginning actors on how to cope successfully on both fronts. Opening chapters describe the difficulties every budding actor encounters and explains basic acting techniques, which include memory exercises and methods for developing stage presence. Chapters that follow instruct in--
The author strips away preconceptions and clichÃ©s often associated with acting, and pinpoints common mistakes that inexperienced actors need to overcome and avoid. More than 300 instructive illustrations.
Michael Powell trained at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and spent several years as an actor and director before writing books on a wide variety of subjects. He lives with his wife and two children in Somerset, England.
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