The William Esper Studio
Tentatively titled The Actor’s Guide to Creating a Character, the book picks up where The Actor’s Art & Craft left off, and follows the same class of actors through their second year of work at the William Esper Studio.
The second year work applies the core principles students learned in their first year to the challenges of character acting. How does the actor truthfully play a character whose temperament and persona are polar opposites of his own? How can these techniques Read more…
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The first book
Damon wrote The Actor’s Art and Craft: William Esper Teaches the Meisner Technique with his mentor and long-time friend, Bill Esper. The book quickly gained prominence as a work to rival Sanford Meisner’s On Acting, Uta Hagen’s Respect for Acting, or Stella Adler’sÂ The Art of Acting.
Backstage Magazine called Art and Craft: “a fantastic, long overdue exploration of actor training . . . there is so much pure sincerity and wisdom in Esper’s approach.”
Show Business Weekly called it:Â “A must-read for aspiring and established actors of all stripes.”
David Mamet, who wrote the book’s foreword said: Read more…
Have you read The Actor’s Art and Craft: William Esper Teaches the Meisner Technique, the book I co-wrote with my mentor and long-time friend, Bill Esper? It features a foreword by David Mamet and has been endorsed by incredible actors like Academy Award Winners Olympia Dukakis and Mary Steenburgen, SAG Award Winner Calista Flockhart, Emmy Award Winner Patricia Heaton, and many, many more.
Bill is considered an American treasure, one of the only current teachers of acting who studied directly with Sanford Meisner and who’s spent his entire life exploring and furthering Sandy’s groundbreaking technique.Â Bill has trained some of the most noted actors who currently grace stage, screen, and TV: Sam Rockwell, David Morse, Kathy Bates, Kristin Davis, Larry David, Peter Gallagher, Aaron Eckhart, Jeff Goldblum, Christine Lahti, Gretchen Mol, Dule Hill, Teri Polo, Dean Winters, and many, many more.
But why take my word for how great Bill is when you can visit the website for The William Esper Studio or watch his video here.Â And order your copy of The Actor’s Art and Craft: William Esper Teaches the Meisner Technique today!