True and False

True and False

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The Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, director and teacher has written a blunt, unsparingly honest guide to acting. In True and False David Mamet overturns conventional opinion and tells aspiring actors what they really need to know. He leaves no aspect of acting untouched: how to judge the role, approach the part, work with the playwright; the right way to undertake auditions and the proper approach to agents and the business in general. True and False slaughters a wide range of sacred cows and yet offers an invaluable guide to the acting profession.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 135 x 215 x 14mm | 166g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 0571192610
  • 9780571192618
  • 90,853

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"Mamet manages to demolish the myths...that pass for theory with regard o acting and directing. . . "True and False" is a revealing book of the highest order and a pleasure to read"--Anthony Hopkins
"Hard-edged, pragmatic and idealistic. . . . Every actor or would-be actor should read this book."--"Chicago Tribune "
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"Trenchant...Meet's pared-down, occasionally cryptic prose can make powerful sense."--"The New York Times"
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"This book should be read and considered by everyone who acts."--Steve Martin" "
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About David Mamet

David Mamet is a director and the author of numerous acclaimed plays, books and screenplays. His play Glengarry Glen Ross won the Pulitzer Prize, and his screenplays for The Verdict and Wag the Dog were nominated for Academy Awards. He has also received an Obie Award, and has written a collection of poems, five collections of essays, and books on acting and directing, most recently Theatre (2010). His first novel, The Village, was published by Faber in 1994, followed by the publication of The Old Religion in 1998 and Wilson in 2000.
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2,018 ratings
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4 37% (746)
3 20% (412)
2 6% (124)
1 2% (46)
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