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On Method Acting

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Practiced by such actors of stature as Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Julie Harris, Dustin Hoffman, and Ellen Burstyn (not to mention the late James Dean) the Method offers a practical application of the renowned Stanislavsky technique.

On Method Acting demystifies the "mysteries" of Method acting -- breaking down the various steps into clear and simple terms, including cha
Paperback, 208 pages
Published July 30th 1989 by Ivy Books
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Sourav Bangotra
Dec 24, 2012 Sourav Bangotra rated it really liked it
More of a reference book than a simple piece of literature on acting; this book provides a practical approach to the various techniques followed in Method Acting in the Western Theater. Having read Stanislavsky before (An Actor Prepares), I could clearly see the practicality imposed by the author in this book. Edward Dwight Easty, a student of the legendary Method teacher Lee Strasberg, has written a book which introduces you to the various techniques of Method Acting that can be easily grasped ...more
Aug 02, 2014 Thewishing rated it liked it
this has definitely helped a lot. Every aspiring actor should read this
Mar 10, 2013 Luwam rated it it was amazing
I first gave this book four stars and then I changed it to five because I realized it gave me everything I expect to get out of it and then some. It didn’t have to be entertaining, but it actually was very informative thus engrossing. Dwight was very loyal to Stanislavsky and has meticulously exercised the teachings of Stanislavsky in the book. It stresses the importance of self insight,perceptiveness, and the concern and search of truth. I think anyone can benefit from this book.
Mar 19, 2010 Patrick rated it it was ok
The writing gets a little silly. But the content is decent.
Glenn Bruce
Dec 12, 2012 Glenn Bruce rated it really liked it
Not being a fan of Method Acting, this book did not do as much for me as it might for others. But it is well-written and certainly covers the topic well.
May 06, 2012 Matt rated it really liked it
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A handy handbook on the great American Method. A book that holds its charm in the fact that it gets to the point and has no qualms with being simply a go to book on the technique of acting.

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Jul 28, 2010 Sea Urchin rated it really liked it
Great book on The Method.
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