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Other People's Shoes: Thoughts on Acting

Other People's Shoes<br> <em>Thoughts on Acting</em> by Harriet Walter Other People's Shoes: Thoughts on Acting
Your Price: $22.95 CDN
Author: Harriet Walter
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 276
Pub. Date: 2006
ISBN-10: 1854597515
ISBN-13: 9781854597519

About the Book:

Other People's Shoes by the renowned British actress Harriet Walter is a wonderfully practical — and personal — introduction to acting by someone at the top of her profession who can really do it.

"Acting is what I do with who I am," writes Harriet Walter in her engaging, forthright, often elegant book on acting. In Other People's Shoes she describes how she learned her craft and explores some of the connections between her life and work. She looks at the different forms of acting required for stage, film and TV and takes you step by step through the processes involved in performance. And each step of the way is illuminated with brilliantly precise examples drawn from her own vast experience on stage; with the RSC and National Theatre, in the West End and on Broadway, on television and in film. Amusingly pragmatic, often, too: "If you do have cross words," she writes, in a section on dealing with egotistical male directors, "you had better burst into helpless tears afterwards so that the director can feel manly calming you down."

What people say:

"My advice to a young actor: read this book." — Richard Eyre

"Buy it, and be delightfully and unhectoringly informed about exactly what it is that actors get up to and why… Harriet Walter is sharp, clear, elegant, sturdily sensitive." — Observer

"A fascinating insight into the working life of an actor… very enjoyable." — The Times

About the Author:

Harriet Walter trained at The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and started with fringe groups such as Joint Stock before moving on to the Royal Court, the RSC and the National. On TV she is best-known as Amy in the sitcom Unfinished Business and as Harriet Vane in the Lord Peter Wimsey series. Films include Ang Lee's Sense and Sensibility and Louis Malle's Milou in Mai. She was made a Dame in 2011 for services to drama.