5 books that will teach you respect for acting

Stanislavski. Hagen. Meiser. Chekov. Shurtleff. It’s your staple diet of acting technique literature. But here are five books that will truly teach you respect for the acting profession.

If you’ve just passed on the role of your lifetime.


For when you’re about to give up on acting.


When you’re ready to be serious about this acting business.


When you feel like you’ve just been a dick to everyone on set.


If you’re family is also in the business.


And whatever you do, don’t read David Mamet’s “True and False: Heresy and Common Sense for the Actor”. It will make you question everything you know about acting and every penny you spent on your acting classes.

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