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- 'True and False' by David Mamet
This was a blast after reading drier, technique-based books on acting. It's a rant, as if Mamet got back from a bad rehearsal with amateurs, got pissed, and hammered away for 120 pages. His view of an actor is largely from the author's point of view; if an author does his job, the actor doesn't have to do much at all. A one paragraph summary would be:
You'll learn more by going on stage than you will by studying. Most acting teachers are frauds. The Method's techniques are worthless tools for amateurs. An actor must simply deliver the lines given by the author. And be brave.