Sanford Meisner on Acting

Today Sanford Meisner, who has been a fixture at the Neighbourhood Play-house for fifty years, is the best known and most beloved teacher ot acting in the country. This book, written in collaboration with Dennis Longwell, follows an acting class of eight men and eight women for fifteen months, beginning with the most rudimentary exercises and ending with affecting and polished scenes from contemporary American plays. Throughout these pages Meisner is a delight – always empathizing with his students and urging them onward, provoking emotion, laughter, and growing technical mastery from his charges. With an introduction by Sydney Pollack, director of Out of Africa and Tootsie, who worked with Mr. Meisner for five years.

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