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The Actor and the Target

The Actor and the Target by Declan Donnellan The Actor and the Target
Your Price: $29.95 CDN
Author: Declan Donnellan
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 288
Pub. Date: 2005
ISBN-10: 1854598384
ISBN-13: 9781854598387

About the Book:

Rare book, very limited quantities available.

A revised and updated edition of Declan Donnellan's bestselling book The Actor and the Target, a fresh and radical approach to acting by a world-famous director. It is straightforward and unpretentious, with a spirit of artistic and personal freedom. Clearly and systematically laid out and full of firm and unambiguous precepts, The Actor and the Target will become a bible for actors in the 21st century.

What people say:

"Acting is a reflex, a mechanism for development and survival…. It isn't 'second nature,' it is 'first nature'." — Declan Donnellan

"…cuts open every generalisation about acting and draws out gleamingly fresh specifics." — Peter Brook

"…explains Donnellan's highly practical system and sheds unique light on one of the greatest directors of acting in our time." — Le Monde

"…hugely practical and never gets lost in theory." — El Pais

"…a gripping read, as acute about the psychology of lying as it is about the art of acting." — Guardian

"…rooted in modern theatre, modern psychology and, above all, modern reality." — Izvestia

"Unpretentious, straightforward, and pierced with acute insight." — Kommersant

About the Author:

Declan Donnellan is co-founder of the internationally acclaimed theatre company, Cheek By Jowl. From 1989 to 1997, he was associate director of the Royal National Theatre, and has worked with the Avignon Festival, the Maly Theatre of St. Petersburg and the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has been presented with many international awards, including the Olivier for Outstanding Achievement.