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Cliff Osmond, Hollywood actor, teacher, director and award-winning writer, with more than forty-five years of experience at the highest levels of his craft, offers his unique and perceptive thoughts on acting. "There is no such thing as 'acting,' there is only life. What the actor must do is make sure that his life pccurs excitingly, on demand, within the narrow confines of a script, and in front of an audience." The rest is clarification. To aid actors in the their quest for excellence, Mr. Osmond discusses his "Ten Elements in Any Successful Performance," a clearly defined set of principles that enable the performer to transcend any sense of false 'acting' and move to an exciting performance reality. Part memoir, part theoretical analysis, part practical handbook, "Acting is Living" is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide for the actor, one that both beginning and experienced performers will refer to over-and-over in their lifetime of acting efforts.