About Acting - formerly titled The Complete About Acting - has become indispensable for students and professional actors alike because it is simple, clear and inspiring about the difficult art and craft of performing on stage, film, television and radio.Peter Barkworth guides the reader through all aspects of acting - from auditions and preparing for a part to rehearsals and surviving long runs with freshness.
He has also included a selection of interviews with leading performers and a director about how to work on a part: Judi Dench, Alec McCowen, Edward Petherbridge, Anna Massey, Wyn Jones, Alison Steadman, Patience Collier, Roger Rees, Prunella Scales and Samuel West.
About Acting is not only a lucid and practical book about technique, it also explores ways of achieving the connection between an actor's own life and the life of each part he or she plays.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 11/11/1991
- Category: Acting techniques
- ISBN: 9780413661104