True and False: Heresy and Common Sense for the Actor - David Mamet
"Mamet manages to demolish the myths...that pass for theory with regard to acting and directing...True and False is a revealing book of the highest order and a pleasure to read."
"This book should be read and considered by everyone who acts."
Sanford Meisner - On Acting.
This is the book I keep coming back to again and again. Meisner was a contemporary of all those wonderful teachers who came out of the Group Theatre and spread "the method" approach to acting - real and truthful behavior onstage. But his teaching style feels to me the most honest, simple and unpretentious. As the book jacket declares, it's "a primer for beginners and a refreshing reexamination for the professional."
Sandford Meisner On Acting by Dennis Longwell
The Art of Acting by Stella Adler
Respect for Acting by Uta Hagen
An Actor Prepares by Constantin Stanislavski
A Dream of Passion by Lee Strasberg
Backwards & Forwards by David Ball
Audition by Michael Shurtleff
To the Actor by Michael Chekhov
True and False: Heresy and Common Sense for the Actor by David Mamet
The Actor and the Target by Declan Donnellan
Actions: The Actor's Thesaurus by Marina Caldarone
The Empty Space: A Book About the Theatre: Deadly, Holy, Rough, Immediate by Peter Brook
Acting Together: Performance and the creative transformation of conflict by Cynthia Cohen
The Paper Canoe by Eugenio Barba
Towards a Poor Theatre by Jerzy Grotowski
And Then, You Act: Making Art in an Unpredictable World
An Acrobat of the Heart: A Physical Approach to Acting inspried by the work of Jerzy Grotowski by Stephen Wangh
Theatre of the Oppressed by Augusto Boal
The Fervent Years: The Group Theatre and the Thirties by Harold Clurman
The Way of Acting: The Theatre Writings of Tadashi Suzuki by Tadashi Suzuki
A Sense of Direction: Some Observations on the Art of Directing by William Ball
Tackling Text by Barbara Houseman
Freeing the Natural Voice by Kristin Linklater
The Right to Speak by Patsy Rodenberg
The Actor Speaks by Patsy Rodenberg