I hear with my breath, I get frightened with my breath. When I fall in love the breath knows it first. I feel furious and the breath registered the emotion, long before the brain catches on.
Original and quirky, this collection of expert advice and observations once reserved for actors has been specially formatted for a new generation and a broader audience interested in:
Improvisation. Performing. Fear. Fame. Laughing. Being Sexy. Emotions. Ego. Technique. Timing. Doing Nothing. Just Doing It. In her wry, entertaining, and astute style, master of her craft Beatrice Manley dispenses wide-ranging insights and nuanced wisdom accumulated from a lifetime on the stage.
Beatrice Manley (1921–2002) had an acclaimed sixty-year theater career centered in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, distinguishing herself in tragic and comic performances, in classical and modernist works, and ultimately as a beloved teacher and acting coach. She wrote two other books on acting, The Actor's Dickens (Applause Books, 2001) and an unpublished manuscript, Theater Workshop for Seniors.