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Description - The Actor's Guide To Creating A Character by William Esper

William Esper, one of the most celebrated acting teachers of our time, takes us through his step-by-step approach to the central challengeofadvancedacting work- creating and playing a character.

Esper's first book, The Actor's Art and Craft, earned praise for describing the basics taught in his famous first-year acting class. The Actor's Guide to Creating a Charactercontinues the journey. In these pages, co-author Damon DiMarco vividly re-creates Esper's second-year course, again through the experiences of a fictional class. Esper's training builds on Sanford Meisner's legendary exercises, a world-renowned technique that Esper further developed through his long association with Meisner andthe decades he has spent training a host of distinguished actors. His approach is flexible enough to apply to any role, helping actors to create characters with truthful and compelling inner lives.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780345805683
ISBN-10: 0345805682
Format: Paperback / softback
(204mm x 131mm x 17mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Anchor Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 8-Apr-2014
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - William Esper

Damon DiMarco earned his M.F.A. from the Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts under Bill Esper's tutelage. He acts professionally on stage, screen, and TV, and teaches at Drew University. Damon's other books include, Tower Stories- an Oral History of 9/11; Heart of War- Soldiers' Voices from the Front Lines of Iraq; and My Two Chinas- The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary with Baiqiao Tang, which features a foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

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