Sanford Meisner, founding member of the original Group Theatre and teacher/mentor to three generations of American actors and teachers, here, for the first time has put down in book form the technique and wisdom culled during 50 years of instructing actors at his fabled Neighborhood Playhouse. Using transcripts from actual class sessions as well as commentary and anecdotes, Sanford Meisner On Acting
is a must-read for students and professionals alike.
With an introduction by Sydney Pollack, Oscar-winning director of Out of Africa and Tootsie, and Meisner's former teaching assistant.
"How lucky we are to have this glorious book for actors and everybody else. O, rare Sanford Meisner!"-Maureen Stapleton
"This book should be read by anybody who wants to act or even appreciate what acting involves. Like Meisner's way of teaching, it is the straight goods."-Arthur Miller
"If there is a key to good acting, this one is it, above all others. Actors, young and not so young, will find inspiration and excitement in this book."-Gregory Peck
"This is the best and most illuminating book on the process of acting I have ever read - and I've read them all."-Robert Whitehead