Heresy and Common Sense for the Actor
"Mamet manages to demolish the myths ... that pass for theory with regard to acting and directing ... TRUE AND FALSE is a revealing book of the highest order and a pleasure to read." - Anthony Hopkins
Invent nothing, deny nothing, speak up, stand up, stay our of school. With this words, one of our most brilliant iconoclastic playwrights take on the art and profession of acting, in a book that is as shocking as it is practical, as witting as it is instructive, and as irreverent as it is inspiring.
Acting schools, "interpretation," "sense memory," "The Method" - David Mamet takes a jackhammer to the idols of contemporary acting, while revealing the true heroism and nobility of the craft. He shows actors how to undertake auditions auditions and rehearsals, deal with agents and directors, engage audiences, and stay faithful to the script, while rejecting the temptations that seduce so many of their colleagues. Bracing in its clarity, exhilarating in its common sense, TRUE AND FALSE is invaluable.
:This book should be read and considered by everyone who acts." - Steve Martin