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Writing tagged Books

  1. ‘True and False’ by David Mamet

    My notes on the book, in which Mamet rants against acting eduction, acting teachers, The Method… everything other than the actor getting on stage in front of an audience and delivering the author’s lines.

  2. ‘Sanford Meisner on Acting’

    Notes on Meisner’s enjoyable and inspiring book.

  3. ‘Respect for Acting’ by Uta Hagen

    Notes on the book, which has been required reading for my Foundation acting course.

  4. ‘An Actor Prepares’ by Constantin Stanislavski

    Because I’m usually immersed in web stuff, it’s interesting to read a text whose ideas…

  5. Lorca: A Dream of Life by Leslie Stanton

    I scanned a couple of biographies of Federico Garcia Lorca to look for information about Blood…

  6. Piano Notes by Charles Rosen

    Fascinating insight into the world of professional piano-playing. I think you’d get even more…

  7. Mind Hacks by Tom Stafford and Matt Webb

    Finally got round to reading it and wasn’t disappointed. Very dense with interesting nuggets.…

  8. Getting Things Done by David Allen

    Toward the end of last year I felt the need to take stock of everything I was doing (or, more…

  9. Barbican: Penthouse Over the City by David Heathcote

    Most of the book is a detailed look at the various stages of planning the Barbican went through…

  10. How Buildings Learn by Stewart Brand

    It’s taken me years to get round to buying and reading this book (and months to type the…

  11. Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman

    To be honest I was a little disappointed by Amusing Ourselves to Death, although this may have been…

  12. The Art of Fiction by David Lodge

    I read this when it was a series of columns in the Independent on Sunday. Nice to read it again.…

  13. The Global City: New York, London, Tokyo by Saskia Sassen

    While the book is undoubtedly oriented around cities, very little of it is about the structure or…

  14. The Balkans by Mark Mazower

    The fact that the recent troubles in the area only get a couple of the 135 pages shows what a…

  15. Small Pieces Loosely Joined: A Unified Theory of the Web by David Weinberger

    I never expect much from net-related books, assuming I’ll have heard it all before elsewhere.…

  16. Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic World by Kevin Kelly

    Reading this for the first time, ten years after publication, it’s a mix of comfortingly…