Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Fri, Mar 18th @ 5.30 P.M: Reading and Signing by Legendary Stage and Film Director Jack Garfein (Free) at The Drama Book Shop

Please join us as Jack Garfein discusses and signs his book Life & Acting: Techniques for the Actor

If an actor or director's life experience affects what that person brings to the stage or screen, then Jack Garfein is an unrivaled resource. Arriving in America as a teenage Holocaust refugee, Jack Garfein would soon rise to the top of his field as a teacher and practitioner. He has worked with a who’s who of twentieth-century acting, especially those associated with the Actors Studio, the West Coast branch of which he founded.

Life and Acting offers the kind of insight only gained by six decades of experience in the world of theatre and film. Garfein distills his knowledge into a holistic technique for learning and teaching. Beginning with a memoir of his own life in the theater, Garfein rewards the reader with insights from his singular career. He pays particular attention to the ways non-theater artists, particularly painters and writers, contributed to his understanding of acting. Garfein concludes with a methodology for making the transition from stage to in front of a camera. Life and Acting is an invaluable resource for theater professionals, but is also a rare and illuminating look into the challenging and different lives of a stage and screen actor.

About the Author: Jack Garfein is an internationally renowned director, writer, and producer who has worked in theater, film, and television. He has lectured at Harvard, UCLA, and NYU and was an Associate Professor of Cinema at USC. Garfein was a founder of the Actors and Directors Lab (New York and Los Angeles), the Actors Studio – West (Los Angeles), and Garfein Studio (Paris). He currently teaches acting and directing at his studio in Paris and at The University of the Arts London.

Life and Acting: Techniques for the Actor
by Jack Garfein
Paper. $19.95

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