True and False
Heresy and Common Sense for the Actor
By (author) David Mamet
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True and False by David Mamet
Book DescriptionInvent nothing, deny nothing, speak up, stand up, stay out of school. With these words, one of our most brilliantly iconoclastic playwrights takes on the art of profession of acting, in a book that is as shocking as it is practical, as witty as it is instructive, and as irreverent as it is inspiring. Acting schools, interpretation, sense memory, The Method David Mamet takes a jackhammer to the idols of contemporary acting, while revealing the true heroism and nobility of the craft. He shows actors how to undertake auditions and rehearsals, deal with agents and directors, engage audiences, and stay faithful to the script, while rejecting the temptations that seduce so many of their colleagues. Bracing in its clarity, exhilarating in its common sense, "True and False" is invaluable."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780679772644
(201mm x 132mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Random House USA Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1999
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - David Mamet
David Mamet was born in Chicago in 1947. He studied at Goddard College in Vermont and at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater in New York. He has taught at Goddard College, the Yale Drama School, and New York University, and lectures at the Atlantic Theater Company, of which he is a founding member. He is the author of the acclaimed plays "The Cryptogram," "Oleanna, Speed-the-Plow, Glengarry Glen Ross, American Buffalo, "and "Sexual Perversity in Chicago." He has also written screenplays for such films as "House of Games"and the Oscar-nominated "The Verdict," as well as "The Spanish Prisoner, The Winslow Boy, "and "Wag the Dog." His plays have won the Pulitzer Prize and the Obie Award."
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