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I require book advices on acting for beginners. To understand and learn the basics of acting. Is there any suggestion?

Thank you for your time,
 
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Morgan Freeman
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Audition by Michael Shurtleff


"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up everytime we do." Confucius
 
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Marlon Brando
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*=Highly recommend

Acting business:
*Self Management for Actors-Bonnie Gillespie
-How to Be a Working Actor-Mari Lyn Henry and Lynne Rogers
-Acting is Everything: Gold Edition-Judy Kerr
-How to Get Arrested-J. Wallach Michael and Paul Thurwachter
*An Agent Tells All-Tony Martinez
-How To Book Acting Jobs in TV and Film-Cathy Reinking
-Acting Truths and Lies (purchased at www.info4actors.com)

Acting:
*Book the Job-Doug Warhit
*Intent to Live-Larry Moss
-Acting for the Camera-Tony Barr
-Acting in Film-Michael Caine
-Acting Class: Take a Seat-Milton Katselas
-On the Technique of Acting by Micheal Chekhov
*Art of Acting-Stella Adler
-Sanford Meisner on Acting-Sanford Meisner
-A Dream of Passion-Lee Strasberg
-On the Technique of Acting-Michael Chekhov
*Actor's Art and Craft-William Esper
-The Power of the Actor-Ivanna Chubbuck
-No Acting Please-Eric Morris
-Challenge to the Actor-Uta Hagen
-You Can Act!-D.W. Brown
-Strasberg’s Method-Lorrie Hull

Comedy
*8 Characters of Comedy-Scott Sedita
-The Sitcom Career Book-Mary Lou Belli

Improv
-Anything by Viola Spolin
-Steve Book on Acting: Improv
-Improvise: Scene from the Inside Out-Mick Napier

Auditioning/Cold Reading:
*How to Get the Part Without Falling Apart-Margie Haber
*Audition-Michael Shurtleff
*The 15 Guideline Map to Booking-Amy Lyndon
-The Best of You-Craig Wallace
-Secrets to Successful Cold Readings-Glenn Alterman

DVDs:
*Sanford Meisner Master Class
*Michael Caine on Film Acting
 
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Morgan Freeman
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Several of the books on the aforementioned list are required reading for a lot of schools.

For the basics of the business side of acting, don't let the title deter you, this was surprisingly excellent:

Breaking Into Acting for Dummies
 
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I used to stay away from "Dummies" books, because that's not how I saw myself. Smiler Then an acquaintance of mine, who's the senior editor for a well-regarded technical publisher, had nothing but good things to say about the Dummies line of books. Primarily, he felt that their biggest win was that they don't actually target dummies at all, but rather people who simply have no previous background in the given topic.
 
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Newbie
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Thank you for all the responses listed above. I feel like I will make the move very soon after all.
 
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quote:
Originally posted by TRUTHTELLER59:
*=Highly recommend

Acting business:
*Self Management for Actors-Bonnie Gillespie
-How to Be a Working Actor-Mari Lyn Henry and Lynne Rogers
-Acting is Everything: Gold Edition-Judy Kerr
-How to Get Arrested-J. Wallach Michael and Paul Thurwachter
*An Agent Tells All-Tony Martinez
-How To Book Acting Jobs in TV and Film-Cathy Reinking
-Acting Truths and Lies (purchased at www.info4actors.com)

Acting:
*Book the Job-Doug Warhit
*Intent to Live-Larry Moss
-Acting for the Camera-Tony Barr
-Acting in Film-Michael Caine
-Acting Class: Take a Seat-Milton Katselas
-On the Technique of Acting by Micheal Chekhov
*Art of Acting-Stella Adler
-Sanford Meisner on Acting-Sanford Meisner
-A Dream of Passion-Lee Strasberg
-On the Technique of Acting-Michael Chekhov
*Actor's Art and Craft-William Esper
-The Power of the Actor-Ivanna Chubbuck
-No Acting Please-Eric Morris
-Challenge to the Actor-Uta Hagen
-You Can Act!-D.W. Brown
-Strasberg’s Method-Lorrie Hull

Comedy
*8 Characters of Comedy-Scott Sedita
-The Sitcom Career Book-Mary Lou Belli

Improv
-Anything by Viola Spolin
-Steve Book on Acting: Improv
-Improvise: Scene from the Inside Out-Mick Napier

Auditioning/Cold Reading:
*How to Get the Part Without Falling Apart-Margie Haber
*Audition-Michael Shurtleff
*The 15 Guideline Map to Booking-Amy Lyndon
-The Best of You-Craig Wallace
-Secrets to Successful Cold Readings-Glenn Alterman

DVDs:
*Sanford Meisner Master Class
*Michael Caine on Film Acting


Just bought the half of your list.. I admit.. It was a little bit expensive (:P) but it feels like I'm gonna learn so much new interesting things..

PS: I'm new in the forum and I know that in some forums you can "give" like "+1" or "give a thank" So if we can just tell me and I'll do it! and if we can't so.. THANKS MAN!!


Mehdi
 
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Sean Penn
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I'd like to add that I've read most of these and the Esper SINGS to me.
 
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