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On Method Acting

On Method Acting
Your Price: $11.95 CDN
Author: Edward Dwight Easty
Foreword by: Robert Herridge
Publisher: Ivy Books
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 208
Pub. Date: 1989
ISBN-10: 0804105227
ISBN-13: 9780804105224

About the Book:

Practiced by such actors of stature as Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Julie Harris, Dustin Hoffman, and Ellen Burstyn (not to mention the late James Dean), Method acting – or the Method – is one of the most iconic and the least understood acting techniques. On Method Acting offers a practical application of the famed Stanislavsky teachings, including the acting exercises originally devised by Lee Strasberg, one of the Method's foremost practitioners.

Edward Dwight Easty, the author of this book, studied with the Lee Strasberg for over a decade. Out of that experience in acting classes, he has written this book On Method Acting. He explains that by having a 'repertoire' of emotional experiences, an actor can call forth, at the proper time, the desire one needs for the character. The broader their 'repertoire', the greater the resources for creativeness and the greater the number of roles they will be able to act. Subtitled The Classic Actor's Guide to the Stanislavsky Technique As Practiced at the Actors Studio, the book demystifies the "mysteries" of Method acting as it was interpreted and taught by Lee Strasberg – breaking down the various steps into clear and simple terms, including chapters on:

• Sense Memory – the most vital component of Method acting
• Improvisation – without it, the most integral part of the Method is lost
• Animal Exercises – just one way to combat the mental blocks that prevent actors from grasping a character
• Creating The Outer Character – so actors can give the freshness of originality to a role while at the same time living the life of the character

On Method Acting is also an indispensable volume for directors, designers, lighting technicians, and anyone in the dramatic arts interested in creating a believable and realistic effect in their productions.

About the Author:

Edward Dwight Easty was a student of the legendary Method teacher Lee Strasberg.