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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a must-have book for anyone serious about acting
You will NOT read this book and come away a brilliant actor. Then again, no book can do that for you. You can only learn by doing, either in class or in a performance. With that in mind, this book is packed with incredible insights, some that are basic tips for the beginner, and others that will only be appreciated after years of performing and multiple readings...
Published on 25 Jun 1998

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2.0 out of 5 stars Meisner's technique is not right for everyone.
Of course, no single acting technique can be right for every aspiring performer, but I must say that I personally found Meisner's book to be condescending and ineffective. The author seems to subtract the most essential aspects of art from the process of creating a character: imagination, creativity, and humanity. These are the trademarks of my...
Published on 13 July 1999


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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a must-have book for anyone serious about acting, 25 Jun 1998
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This review is from: Sanford Meisner on Acting (Vintage Vintage) (Paperback)
You will NOT read this book and come away a brilliant actor. Then again, no book can do that for you. You can only learn by doing, either in class or in a performance. With that in mind, this book is packed with incredible insights, some that are basic tips for the beginner, and others that will only be appreciated after years of performing and multiple readings. Sanford Meisner, one of the members of the famed Group Theatre in the 1920's, was one of American theatre's gems, and sitting in on a course of his, through this book, is the only way to capture some of that magic. A "must-have" for any serious actor's library.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful and exhilarating!, 8 Feb 1999
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This review is from: Sanford Meisner on Acting (Vintage Vintage) (Paperback)
Unlike Stanislavsky's "emotional recall," Meisner's approach is much more effective. Having been trained under Mr. Meisner's method, my confidence and emotional accessibility has increased 100%. In short, I've accepted his creed, "to live truthfully under the imaginary circumstances of the theater," as my own.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sanford Meisner book review, 27 Aug 2009
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This review is from: Sanford Meisner on Acting (Vintage Vintage) (Paperback)
The man is a total legend. Read this and be inspired. Bought 8 hours of DVD of this guy too and it is THE most amazing thing to watch. Currently studying for an acting degree I found this book invaluable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Meisner, 10 Aug 2013
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Definately the best guide to good acting. Meitner died but his method lives on. A must for drama students and any one interested in acting for Theatre or film.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant., 14 Jun 1997
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Acting is about doing. It's not an intellectual theory without practice and this
book clearly shows the actor that simple and brilliant truth.
Do it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 14 May 2014
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quick delivery. top product quality.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books, 3 May 2014
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One of the best books I've read. Great delivery and fast coming through.Sanford Meisner is great and a true genius.One of the greats.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas gift, 5 Jan 2014
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This book was also a Christmas wish from my daughter's boyfirend. He is very pleased with it. I'm sure he will enjoy it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for actors!, 3 Sep 2013
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There's really nothing left to say about Meisner that has not already been said. I can see why he earned himself a name in drama. Here is the key thing I got from him - Acting is simplicity. Actors tend to over complicate things a lot. This is just an essential book for any aspiring actor! Buy it. It's practical as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent tips and advice in this book, 12 Jun 2013
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Very interesting and I found Sanford Meisner to be very intelligent and used a lot of common sense in his words!!!
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