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Meisner for Teens : A Life of True Acting

ISBN-10: 1575256169
ISBN-13: 9781575256160
Edition: N/A
Authors: Larry Silverberg
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Description: Meisner for Teens: A Life of True Acting, is truly a first. Never before has a book for teen actors offered these specific and simple ways to open your heart, your mind, and your soul to your acting partners and to the world around you. There is  More...

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Book details

Publisher: Smith & Kraus Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 110
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Meisner for Teens: A Life of True Acting, is truly a first. Never before has a book for teen actors offered these specific and simple ways to open your heart, your mind, and your soul to your acting partners and to the world around you. There is urgency here! Larry knows how important your acting is to you, he also knows the pressures you face every day in your life and how that often gets in the way of being truly free to act. The sad fact is that 95 percent of actors are working in ways that are false, artificial, hollow and lifeless. Now, with the lessons offered in Meisner for Teens: A Life of True Acting, you will rise to the top 5 percent of all actors. Moving, intimate, and profoundly human, this new book by renowned author and master acting coach, Larry Silverberg, offers you the keys to working in ways that are deeply passionate, vibrantly alive, simple, and true. Just as thousands of students have done in his workshops for teens all around the world, as you absorb the lessons in Meisner for Teens: A Life of True Acting, you will learn how to avoid the traps of bad acting and you will awaken to the specific ingredients that make acting thrilling, joyous and breathtakingly real. You will discover that the pressures of performing for the audience will lift, the worries about am I good enough will evaporate and the fears of fully expressing yourself will disappear. Out of his deep commitment to teen actors which led him to write his book, The 7 Simple Truths of Acting for the Teen Actor, Larry offers you a book that will help and guide you toward growing as an actor and an artist who has the courage and the strength to be completely who you are, to be totally yourself, to reclaim your unique voice and your truthful point of view and to become a true actor for life! Dear Larry, I find your books to be fascinating, compelling, and so accessible to anyone unfamiliar with the Meisner Approach to acting. What strikes me the most about it though, is the love which is woven into your attitude toward the acting student and his work. I will definitely be using your texts as my primary source for my acting classes here at Texas Tech. LOUISE T MALLORY, Texas Tech University Larry Silverberg is one of the most widely published actor / acting teachers in the world today and he is considered the foremost authority on the Sanford Meisner technique of acting through his internationally acclaimed four volume series, The Sanford Meisner Approach: An Actors Workbook, and his book, Loving To Audition. Larrys newest book has recently been released, The 7 Simple Truths of Acting for the Teen Actor. Larry is a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre where he studied with legendary acting teacher, Sanford Meisner. Since then, Larry has worked professionally as an actor and director across the United States and in Canada. Most recently, he received high praise from the New York Times for his performance as Don in Athol Fugards People Are Living There at The Signature Theater in New York City, and he won the Seattle Critics Association Stellar Acting Award for his portrayal of Teach in the Belltown Theatre Center production of American Buffalo. Larry teaches Master Classes through his True Acting Institute which offers visiting workshops at universities, high schools and acting studios around the globe. In the summer, Larry offers professional certificate training programs for teen actors and for acting teachers at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. Larry is currently on his international tour of Master Classes and can be contacted through his web site address, http://www.actorscraft.com.

Larry Silverberg received his Ph.D. degree in engineering mechanics from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1983. In 1995 he was appointed a professorship in mechanical and aerospace engineering at North Carolina State University (NCSU), where he still teaches. Professor Silverberg is the author of some 50 articles and one book, and has developed two graduate courses. His current primary research interests lie in field dynamics and the control of dynamical systems.

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