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The Real Life Actor

The Real Life Actor
Your Price: $26.99 CDN
Author: Jeff Seymour
Publisher: Crazy Geezmo Productions
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 188
Pub. Date: 2014
ISBN-10: 0692210253
ISBN-13: 9780692210253

About the Book:

The Real Life Actor will show you an approach that is direct and to the point, an approach that will be far easier to remember and utilize.

There is a sense that permeates most acting classes which promotes the idea that acting is hard and you need to do a bunch of traditional steps if you're ever going to get anywhere. The flame of this concept is kept lit for two reasons. One is tradition. Successful actors and teachers in our theatrical history supposedly believed in or espoused such ideas and two; it is easier for teachers and actors to follow a path that is well worn. Actors feel intimidated to challenge the ideas and teachings of past masters. But isn't that exactly how every field of endeavour evolves? Think of where we'd be in science or medicine or sports if no one questioned past methods or tried to discover new ones.

The Real Life Actor is about tapping into the natural storytelling instincts that all of us were born with. We'll use real life. We call it acting only because people are watching. But it is actually about "not acting." It's about, as Spencer Tracy once said: "behaving for the camera."

What people say:

"If you're an actor, this book will restore your sanity." — Steven Pressfield, Author: The War of Art, Turning Pro

About the Author:

Jeff Seymour is an actor, a teacher, and an acting coach. Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Virginia, he began his career in the entertainment industry in 1979 in Los Angeles and began teaching in 1980. He was seen shows such as Knots Landing, Hill Street Blues and Bosom Buddies. He later moved to Vancouver, British Columbia where he made guest appearances in numerous Canadian-produced TV series. He spent a total of 11 years in Canada working in the film and television industry and starred in three different T.V. series, Bury The Lead, Show Me Yours, Being Erica, and Jeff Ltd., which he co-created and co-wrote. He has won the "Gemini Award" (the Canadian Emmy) and has been nominated a total of four times. He currently teaches acting classes in Burbank, California.