Edward Dwight Easty On Method Acting

Last updated: November 1, 2022

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In our analysis of 24 expert reviews, the Edward Dwight Easty On Method Acting placed 5th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Practiced by such actors of stature as Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Julie Harris, Dustin Hoffman, and Ellen Burstyn (not to mention the late James Dean) the Method offers a practical application of the renowned Stanislavsky technique. On Method Acting demystifies the “mysteries” of Method acting — breaking down the various steps into clear and simple terms, including chapters on: Sense Memory — the most vital component of Method acting Improvisation — without it, the most integral part of the Method is lost Animal Exercises — just one way to combat the mental blocks that prevent actors from grasping a character Creating The Outer Character — so actors can give the freshness of originality to a role while at the same time living the life of the character On Method Acting is also an indispensable volume for directors, designers, lighting technicians, and anyone in the dramatic arts interested in creating a believable and realistic effect in their productions.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

it does offer some real-world applications and for that I say hear, hear.
This book covers the basic fundamentals of the "Method": Relaxation, Sense Memory and Concentration, as well as briefly touching on a few other procedures (Affective Memory, Animal Exercise, Justification, etc.) It is recommended as a quick-start primer for those who don't have enough time to spend weeks reading the other books listed on this page.

What reviewers didn't like

You know how Disney tried to make the Han Solo prequel/HIStory? This is kind of like that re: The Method.
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