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.
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 168 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 11 mm
"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 "
"Trenchant...Meet's pared-down, occasionally cryptic prose can make powerful sense."--"The New York Times"
"This book should be read and considered by everyone who acts."--Steve Martin" "