{Free Reading} Sanford Meisner on ActingAuthor Dennis Longwell – Bilb-weil.de

Sanford Meisner Was One Of The Best Known And Beloved Teachers Of Acting In The Country This Book Follows One Of His Acting Classes For Fifteen Months, Beginning With The Most Rudimentary Exercises And Ending With Affecting And Polished Scenes From Contemporary American Plays Written In Collaboration With Dennis Longwell, It Is Essential Reading For Beginning And Professional Actors AlikeThroughout These Pages Meisner Is A Delightalways 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


5 thoughts on “Sanford Meisner on Acting

  1. Kim Williams Kim Williams says:

    I had to read this in high school in my theatre class After my senior year I donated it to the school I didn t realize I would still need this as an reference after high school so I bought it again.


  2. Alan Hosp Alan Hosp says:

    The 3 Golden Rules 1 Do not say or do anything until something happens to make you do it.2 An independent activity must be difficult and there must be a compelling reason why you re doing it.3 Wait for the cue, but the impulse comes whenever it s felt.I read this book long ago and far away as an actor There s a lot of jibber jabber but buried within are some very essential truths for actors.I ve re read this book as a struggling screenwriter and rediscovered the essentials that I d hope actors would recognize and draw upon when performing my script.


  3. S Kay S Kay says:

    If Meisner were teaching today, his bullying tactics and cult like persona would put him out of business Nobody would put up with that crap I remember liking aspects of the Meisner technique, so I m re reading this book He s so horrible to his students, it s painful to read Today, this book reads like a biography of an megalomaniacal ogre than an acting primer.


  4. CaptnStoner CaptnStoner says:

    I read this to get a better understanding of Meisners technique and hope to learn something new It wasn t my style at all.Though there are some gems here I took to heart about preparing, listening and emotion.This is not a very encouraging book and he seemed very arrogant.Overall a discouraging read.


  5. academics20193.se Customer academics20193.se Customer says:

    Sanford Meisner is one of the greats in the acting field He shows his ability to teach and inspire This book is also very well written and understandable, even to the novice actor Thank you Sanford, for thinking about your fellow actors enough to help them along their way.