Popular Acting Books

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Respect for Acting Respect for Acting (Hardcover)
by (shelved 111 times as acting)
avg rating 4.14 — 3,973 ratings — published 1973
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An Actor Prepares An Actor Prepares (Paperback)
by (shelved 104 times as acting)
avg rating 4.05 — 6,158 ratings — published 1938
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Sanford Meisner on Acting Sanford Meisner on Acting (Paperback)
by (shelved 95 times as acting)
avg rating 4.21 — 3,629 ratings — published 1987
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The Art of Acting The Art of Acting (Hardcover)
by (shelved 65 times as acting)
avg rating 4.20 — 2,213 ratings — published 2000
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To the Actor To the Actor (Paperback)
by (shelved 63 times as acting)
avg rating 4.20 — 1,365 ratings — published 1953
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Building a Character Building a Character (Paperback)
by (shelved 59 times as acting)
avg rating 4.18 — 2,080 ratings — published 1950
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A Challenge For The Actor A Challenge For The Actor (Hardcover)
by (shelved 57 times as acting)
avg rating 4.19 — 1,630 ratings — published 1991
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Creating a Role Creating a Role (Paperback)
by (shelved 43 times as acting)
avg rating 4.13 — 1,358 ratings — published 1961
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Improvisation for the Theater Improvisation for the Theater (Paperback)
by (shelved 39 times as acting)
avg rating 4.26 — 1,467 ratings — published 1963
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A Practical Handbook for the Actor A Practical Handbook for the Actor (Paperback)
by (shelved 39 times as acting)
avg rating 3.87 — 1,422 ratings — published 1986
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Acting: The First Six Lessons Acting: The First Six Lessons (Hardcover)
by (shelved 38 times as acting)
avg rating 4.07 — 1,166 ratings — published 1933
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Actions: The Actors' Thesaurus Actions: The Actors' Thesaurus (Paperback)
by (shelved 32 times as acting)
avg rating 4.30 — 916 ratings — published 2003
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How to Stop Acting How to Stop Acting (Paperback)
by (shelved 32 times as acting)
avg rating 4.12 — 708 ratings — published 2003
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The Technique of Acting The Technique of Acting (Paperback)
by (shelved 31 times as acting)
avg rating 4.18 — 1,467 ratings — published 1988
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Impro Impro (Paperback)
by (shelved 29 times as acting)
avg rating 4.26 — 4,954 ratings — published 1979
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Acting for the Camera: Revised Edition Acting for the Camera: Revised Edition (Paperback)
by (shelved 27 times as acting)
avg rating 4.03 — 646 ratings — published 1997
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My Life in Art My Life in Art (Paperback)
by (shelved 19 times as acting)
avg rating 4.14 — 920 ratings — published 1924
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Someday, Someday, Maybe Someday, Someday, Maybe (Hardcover)
by (shelved 16 times as acting)
avg rating 3.49 — 102,834 ratings — published 2013
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Games for Actors and Non-Actors Games for Actors and Non-Actors (Paperback)
by (shelved 14 times as acting)
avg rating 4.35 — 878 ratings — published 1992
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Voice and the Actor Voice and the Actor (Paperback)
by (shelved 14 times as acting)
avg rating 3.96 — 437 ratings — published 1974
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Bossypants Bossypants (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 13 times as acting)
avg rating 3.95 — 947,225 ratings — published 2011
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Stories I Only Tell My Friends Stories I Only Tell My Friends (Hardcover)
by (shelved 12 times as acting)
avg rating 3.77 — 102,305 ratings — published 2011
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Freeing the Natural Voice Freeing the Natural Voice (Paperback)
by (shelved 12 times as acting)
avg rating 4.10 — 807 ratings — published 1976
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Towards a Poor Theatre Towards a Poor Theatre (Paperback)
by (shelved 12 times as acting)
avg rating 4.25 — 2,129 ratings — published 1968
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The Actor Speaks: Voice and the Performer The Actor Speaks: Voice and the Performer (Paperback)
by (shelved 12 times as acting)
avg rating 4.18 — 290 ratings — published 1997
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Beautiful Ruins Beautiful Ruins (Hardcover)
by (shelved 11 times as acting)
avg rating 3.67 — 218,863 ratings — published 2012
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The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide (Paperback)
by (shelved 10 times as acting)
avg rating 4.08 — 3,755 ratings — published 2017
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Yes Please Yes Please (Hardcover)
by (shelved 10 times as acting)
avg rating 3.81 — 637,159 ratings — published 2014
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Station Eleven Station Eleven (Hardcover)
by (shelved 10 times as acting)
avg rating 4.01 — 376,784 ratings — published 2014
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An Actor's Work An Actor's Work (Paperback)
by (shelved 10 times as acting)
avg rating 4.32 — 586 ratings — published 1938
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In-Depth Acting In-Depth Acting (Paperback)
by (shelved 10 times as acting)
avg rating 4.05 — 117 ratings — published 2012
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Benedict Cumberbatch
“I want to do it all. I want to climb mountains, go through jungles, fight wars in space, get the girl, shoot the bad-guy full of lead, have all the zippy one liners, bulge muscles out of a singlet, drip sweat and blood on screen, all of that.”
Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch
“I've always wanted to play a spy, because it is the ultimate acting exercise. You are never what you seem.”
Benedict Cumberbatch

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