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Punchy, contentious, enormously refreshing
on 6 March 1999
Mamet's spare, angry demolition of the nonsense spoken about "great" acting is like pure oxygen to those of us who have harboured - but dared not express - nagging doubts about The Method, Stanislavsky, and a million other shibboleths masquerading as theatrical "wisdom".
His book is brief, practical, important, brave. It's a book to be wrestled with, argued over, acted on.
Actors - read it. Directors, agents, casting directors, staple it to your eyeballs.