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By Eric Morris

ISBN-10: 0983629900

ISBN-13: 9780983629900

Performing from the final word realization is Eric Morris's fourth renowned booklet at the artwork of performing. His earlier works have proven him one of the most appropriate innovators on this planet of drama. His approach, according to the Stanislavsky technique yet going some distance past it, starts off with an exploration of recognition and the instrumental wishes of the actor and expands to dozens of functional ideas that permit the actor to make use of the total diversity of his expertise. With whole sections on characterization, rehearsing and ensemble, this can be a publication that each one level or display actors--beginning to advanced--should learn, take up and perform.

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