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  • Published: 15 April 2014
  • ISBN: 9780345805683
  • Imprint: Doubleday US
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $27.99

The Actor's Guide To Creating A Character



William Esper, one of the most celebrated acting teachers of our time, takes us through his step-by-step approach to the central challenge of advanced acting work: creating and playing a character.

Esper’s first book, The Actor’s Art and Craft, earned praise for describing the basics taught in his famous first-year acting class. The Actor’s Guide to Creating a Character continues the journey. In these pages, co-author Damon DiMarco vividly re-creates Esper’s second-year course, again through the experiences of a fictional class. Esper’s training builds on Sanford Meisner’s legendary exercises, a world-renowned technique that Esper further developed through his long association with Meisner and the decades he has spent training a host of distinguished actors. His approach is flexible enough to apply to any role, helping actors to create characters with truthful and compelling inner lives.

  • Published: 15 April 2014
  • ISBN: 9780345805683
  • Imprint: Doubleday US
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $27.99

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