If you haven’t taken acting classes before, or even if it’s a been a while since you have, these books are a great way to invigorate the mind about the art form. Keep these acting technique books on your shelf to read over the years and let the ideas sink in. They also make a perfect gift for the actor in your life. Click on the titles or pictures to check them out.
Acting Technique Books
This is a great portrait of Meisner at work. If you’re unfamiliar with Meisner and his technique of bringing out truthful acting, this is a great intro. “Acting is living truthfully under the given imaginary circumstances.” Sanford Meisner was one of the best known and beloved teachers of acting in the country. This book follows one of his acting classes for fifteen months, beginning with the most rudimentary exercises and ending with affecting and polished scenes from contemporary American plays.