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Playing For Real : Actors on Playing Real People, Hardback Book

Playing For Real : Actors on Playing Real People Hardback


This is the first book to explore how actors play real people.

How do you capture Hitler, Mugabe, or a serial killer?

How do you portray living monarchs or political leaders?

Is it possible to embody a genius like Mozart, Woolf or Darwin?

What are the pressures of performing an icon like Marlene Dietrich?

Bringing together original conversations with award-winning actors, the line-up includes Jeremy Irons, Dame Eileen Atkins, David Morrissey, Henry Goodman, and Sir Ian McKellen.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 176 pages, 176 p.
  • Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
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  • Category: Acting techniques
  • ISBN: 9780230230415

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