The Actor's Guide To Creating A Character: William Esper Teaches The Meisner Technique

byWilliam Esper, Damon DimarcoIntroduction byPatricia Heaton

April 8, 2014|
The Actor's Guide To Creating A Character: William Esper Teaches The Meisner Technique by William Esper
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William Esper, one of the most celebrated acting teachers of our time, takes us through his step-by-step approach to the central challenge of advanced acting 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 Character continues 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 and the 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.
William Esper was a graduate of Western Reserve University and the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre in New York City. Bill trained as both actor and teacher under Sanford Meisner. Bill and Sandy worked closely together for 17 years, during which time Bill served as Associate Director of the Playhouses''s Acting Department (1973...
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Title:The Actor's Guide To Creating A Character: William Esper Teaches The Meisner Technique
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:304 pages, 7.99 X 5.22 X 0.76 in
Shipping dimensions:304 pages, 7.99 X 5.22 X 0.76 in
Published:April 8, 2014
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780345805683

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