Stock Image

THE MAGIC OF THEATER Behind the Scenes with Today's Leading Actors

Black, David

2 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0025111558 / ISBN 13: 9780025111554
Published by MacMillan Publishing Company, New York, 1993
Used Hardcover
From Rare Book Cellar (Pomona, NY, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since November 24, 2001

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 28.47 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.95 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. ; 1.3 x 9.3 x 6.1 Inches; 398 pages; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. Bookseller Inventory # 40637

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: THE MAGIC OF THEATER Behind the Scenes with ...

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company, New York

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

About this title

Synopsis:

Gathers interviews with F. Murray Abraham, Stockard Channing, Hume Cronyn, Jim Dale, Colleen Dewhurst, Judith Ivey, Madeline Kahn, Swoosie Kurtz, Frank Langella, and Liv Ullman

From Kirkus Reviews:

Drawing on his two-year series of public interviews with top thespians conducted at N.Y.C.'s New School, Tony Award-winning producer Black conveys the work behind theater's ``magic''--the motivation and training of actors, the mechanics of production, and the essential role of the audience. While Black devotes separate chapters to Tony Randall, Eli Wallach, and Liv Ullman, the rest of his text features that special chemistry of intelligent pairing that characterized his interview- series. Subjects include, among others, Joel Grey and Julie Harris; Christopher Reeve and Elizabeth Franz; William Hurt and Lois Smith; Madeline Kahn and Christopher Walken; Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy; Frank Langella and Judith Ivey; and Zo‰ Caldwell and Colleen Dewhurst, whose death during the writing of the book inspired an epilogue emphasizing acting as a collaboration between the actor and the audience--which is an implied presence in the interviews themselves. While the topic of Black's series was how actors convince audiences that they are other than themselves (i.e., the nature of theatrical illusion), the discussions here--which interweave Black's personal narrative with his subjects' dialogue and some Q&A--reveal how actors are motivated to become professional; how they train; how they prepare for a part; how they feel about themselves, their audiences, and their fellow actors; and what they think about more philosophical issues, such as the relative merits of talent, technique, training, and teaching. Each discussion is exceptionally articulate and interesting, and Black, representing the audience, conveys winningly how important it is for audiences to believe in the uses of illusion. An insightful psychology of actors and audiences that offers inspiration for young actors and an absorbing read for those who love the theater. (Thirty-four photographs) -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Specializing in Modern First Editions, out-of-print books, and other hard-to-find books.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We Accept all Major Credit Cards through ABE and PayPal.com. Money Orders, Cashiers Checks and Personal Checks are also accepted. All Items are shipped within 24 hours of receipt of payment. If mailing payment please contact us beforehand so we can put the title on hold for you. All Domestic and International orders are shipped through United States Postal Service. Overnight shipping is available for an extra fee.
Seller Info.
Benjamin Moss
4 Fox Hollow Rd
Pomona NY 10970
USA
845-512-8229
Rarebo...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or over-sized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express