About Acting

About Acting

by Peter Barkworth

Paperback(Revised ed.)

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780413661104
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 11/03/2008
Series: Performance Books
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.61(d)

About 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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