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A revised and updated edition of Declan Donnellan's bestselling book, a fresh and radical approach to acting.
The Actor and the Target takes a scalpel to the heart of persistent fears from 'I don't know what I'm doing!' through 'I don't know who I am!' to 'I don't know what I'm playing!'
Practically and modestly written, Declan Donnellan's book helps actors to release their talent and to be free on stage. However, Donnellan's path leads to wider perspectives; his book is rooted in modern theatre, modern psychology and, above all, modern reality. Written with wit and elegance, The Actor and the Target will be thoroughly enjoyed not only by the actors of a new millennium, but also by those of us who see the stage from the dark auditorium -
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-838-7 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
DECLAN DONNELLAN was the first Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company Academy and is best known for his work with
Cheek by Jowl—the company he founded with his partner Nick Ormerod—including
As You Like It and
Homebody/Kabul by Tony Kushner. As Associate Director of the National Theatre his productions included
Sweeney Todd and
Angels in America. His published plays include a version of Nikolai Erdman's
The Mandate and an adaptation of Charles Dickens's
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