“Actor’s Art & Craft” Named First of “Five Books Every Actor Must Own”

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A new and very kind review from the website ActinginLondon.co.uk (“Your #1 Guide to Becoming a Working Actor in London, LA or NYC”) has named The Actor’s Art and Craft the first of “Five Books Every Actor Must Own.”  Calling the book, “highly recommended,” the review calls The Actor’s Art and Craft:

“The best book there is right now on the subject of Meisner Technique. William Esper, one of the leading acting teachers of our time, explains and extends Sanford Meisner’s legendary technique, offering a clear, concrete, step-by-step approach to becoming a truly creative actor. Damon DiMarco has done a great job putting on paper every important word of Esper’s and every exercise used in classes during 1 year period. Be careful though, once you really get into it, you may never like any other type of approach to acting techniques.”

In years past, Meisner Technique was considered a distinctly American form of acting. However, it has recently enjoyed a steady proliferation in the UK, as well as other countries.

Other books that made Acting in London’s list were:

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The Art of Acting by Stella Adler

Strasberg’s Method by S. Loraine Hull

An Actor Prepares by Constantin Stanislavski

To the Actor by Michael Chekov

and, as a bonus, Sanford Meisner On Acting by Sanford Meisner.

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Damon and Bill Esper’s followup book to The Actor’s Art and Craft is called The Actor’s Guide to Creating a Character, and is due out from Random House on April 1, 2014.

Click here to advance order your copy today.