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My acting crutch,
This review is from: About Acting (Performance Books) (Paperback)
I bought this book after taking up amateur dramatics following a ten year break. I read and re-read it whenever I have a new part or find myself hitting a creative dead-end. It is a compendium of interesting tidbits - interviews with well-known actors about how they prepare for parts and who they find inspirational, techniques for getting over difficulties, rehearsal etiquette, and most importantly for me, how acting is a process of thought and intellect. Some people look as if they just do it easily - this book reassures me they have to go through the same struggles as I do to bring my characters to life. It is well written, being a personal view by the author who spent some time teaching drama, and can be read for interest or as reference material. My copy is extremely well-thumbed, dog-eared, and has page corners turned down to favourite parts!