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Meisner's technique is not right for everyone.
on 13 July 1999
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 "technique." Like any art, performing is 2% inspiration and 98% perspiration. I am a good actor, but not because of this book. Hard work, dedication, practice, and sheer will power make an actor believable.