Revolutionary Inspiring Masterful Essential From around the world, the critics have raved about Larry Silverberg s series on the Meisner Approach In Workbook Four Playing The Part, Larry takes you on a most intimate and personal journey as he teaches you how to take on the life of the character in a deeply authentic, organic, and specific way As you work through the lessons in Playing the Part, your creativity and imagination will be unleashed and you will learn what it really means to be an actor who is passionate, relentless, and true Join the students who have studied with Larry and who have used his books to master the craft of acting....
|Title||:||The Sanford Meisner Approach: Workbook Four, Playing the Part|
|Publisher||:||Smith 1st edition July 12, 2000|
|Number of Pages||:||208 pages|
|File Size||:||676 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Sanford Meisner Approach: Workbook Four, Playing the Part Reviews
Four stars because although the "doings" and the "as if" are so important, the affective or emotional memory seems to have a weight more on the side of Lee Strasberg then on Stanislavski's. Meaning: it's not so important as the other tools but it's good as an extra exercise. Well, maybe I am precipitating. I'll have to study and practice it it and not just read it.
I really enjoyed this book. It is a good start on the fundamentals of text analysis as a springboard. It would be useful to go a bit more in depth into the rehearsal process, but that is difficult within a book.
Nice explanations on what to think about when you formulate the character and all books in this series include notebook client pages for you to take notes or practice the exercises. I liked the fact that he included questions of the class and his answers to those questions.
This book is an integral part of Larry's work and Maisner's approach. It proves all the exercises one practiced in previous three books. Definitely every actor should read it.
AS A fILM DIRECTOR WITH 3 FEATURE LENGHT FILMS AND INTERNATIOANAL AWARDS SUCH AS A SILVER BEAR IN BERLIN- I GRANT AND PRAISE NOT ONLY THIS
I studied Meisner for three years, and it is by far the most practical, reliable, learnable technique out there. I also teach, and find that the technique gets students competent quickly, and in a year's time, very good. In my experience, after a year or two, most every student is better than the actors you see in prime time TV and many are up there with major film stars, if not better. I am aware of no other technique that delivers these kinds of results.
I have been a professional actor for 30 years. About fifteen years ago I was verylucky. I picked up Larry Siverberg's first book on the Sanford Meisner approach. It changed my life as an actor, and as a teacher. I know of no finer book on acting, and I have read a lot of them. It is the clearest, the most step by step, and the most inspirational book on true acting that has ever been written. This also holds for the other three books in his series. Did reading his book make me a better actor over night? Of course not. And Larry Silverberg never said that it would. Let me repeat that - he never said that it would! So what did it do? It opened a path that I could begin to follow - a long and very difficult path, but a wonderous and life changing journey. It showed me where my training was lacking, and what real actor training could be. It inspired me and gave me a map to use to begin exploring with fellow actors the craft of acting. And it lead me to seek out new teachers. I am a better actor because of this book.
Having studied with Meisner in New York and now teaching this method to young film students, the four workbooks based on Meisner's work are invaluable. Has really helped me to dissect the techniques that have become second nature in my own work, in order to pass them on to those who will never have the opportunity to study with the technique master himself.