The Actor's Art: Conversations with Contemporary American Stage Performers / Edition 1

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Overview

Biographies are so much more than lists of teachers, roles, and awards. The Actor’s Art conveys stories about numerous productions, insight about becoming and being an actor, and opinions about issues such as color-blind casting and the future of theatre. Together, these conversations form lively, thought-provoking sketches of such stars as Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, Ruby Dee, Julie Harris, Cherry Jones, James Earl Jones, Stacy Keach, Nathan Lane, and Jason Robards. The Actor’s Art demonstrates the value of listening, and the pleasures of reading.
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Bryer (English, U. of Maryland) and Davison (English, U. of Delaware) interviewed 17 seasoned actors about their professional lives, their views of American theater, and their perspectives on acting, the characters they've played, and the directors they've worked with. The interviews are presented in q&a format, and include the thoughts of Zoe Caldwell, Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, Blythe Danner, Ruby Dee, George Grizzard, Julie Harris, Eileen Heckart, Cherry Jones, James Earl Jones, Stacy Keach, Shirley Knight, Nathan Lane, Jason Robards, Maureen Stapleton, and Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813528731
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
About the Interviews xvii
Zoe Caldwell 1
Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy 20
Blythe Danner 40
Ruby Dee 55
George Grizzard 70
Julie Harris 88
Eileen Heckart 107
Cherry Jones 124
James Earl Jones 143
Stacy Keach 156
Shirley Knight 172
Nathan Lane 188
Jason Robards 205
Maureen Stapleton 226
Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson 238
Index 261
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