I am thrilled to announce that my book, The Existential Actor: Life and Death, Onstage and Off (Smith and Kraus Publishers), is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com.
The Existential Actor is a book about the theater, acting, and life. It is partly a historical survey of approaches to the art and craft of acting, part memoir, and part philosophical exploration of the connection between what truly motivates us as characters in the stories of our own lives, and the ones we present onstage.
From the introduction:
What happens onstage must be a matter of life and death because everything we do in life, every action that we take, is in support of the heroic narrative, the story of ourselves that imbues our actions with a sense of meaning, purpose, and, yes, immortality. The notion that fictional characters and real people share this fundamental mechanism of motivation and self-creation is at the center of everything I will be talking about in these pages.
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