Sanford Meisner on Acting

Paperback | July 12, 1987

bySanford Meisner, Dennis LongwellIntroduction bySydney Pollack

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This book, written in collaboration with Dennis Longwell, follows an acting class of eight men and eight women for fifteen months, beginning with the most rudimentary exercises and ending with affecting and polished scenes from contemporary American plays. Throughout these pages Meisner is delight--always empathizing with his students and urging them onward, provoking emotion, laughter, and growing technical mastery from his charges. With an introduction by Sydney Pollack, director of "Out of Africa" and "Tootsie," who worked with Meisner for five years.



"This book should be read by anyone who wants to act or even appreciate what acting involves. Like Meisner's way of teaching, it is the straight goods."--Arthur Miller


"If there is a key to good acting, this one is it, above all others. Actors, young and not so young, will find inspiration and excitement in this book."--Gregory Peck

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A primer for aspiring and beginning actors, by one of the most renowned and beloved acting coaches in the U.S. Introduction by Sydney Pollack

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This book, written in collaboration with Dennis Longwell, follows an acting class of eight men and eight women for fifteen months, beginning with the most rudimentary exercises and ending with affecting and polished scenes from contemporary American plays. Throughout these pages Meisner is delight--always empathizing with his students ...

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This book, written in collaboration with Dennis Longwell, follows an acting class of eight men and eight women for fifteen months, beginning with the most rudimentary exercises and ending with affecting and polished scenes from contemporary American plays. Throughout these pages Meisner is delight--always empathizing with his students ...

Actor, director and producer Sydney Pollack was born in Lafayette, Indiana on July 1, 1934. After graduating from high school, he moved to New York City and enrolled in the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater. While there, he studied under Stanford Meisner from 1952 to 1954 and became his assistant from 1954 to 1959. He direct...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5.2 × 0.6 inPublished:July 12, 1987Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0394750594

ISBN - 13:9780394750590

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A primer for aspiring and beginning actors, by one of the most renowned and beloved acting coaches in the U.S. Introduction by Sydney Pollack