6 working actors describe their methods and philosophies of the theater. All have worked with playwright David Mamet at the Goodman Theater in Chicago.
Melissa Bruder, Lee Michael Cohn, Madeleine Olnek, Nathaniel Pollack, Robert Previto, and Scott Zigler are actors who worked with David Mamet and W. H. Macy at New York University and at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. Members of the Practical Aesthetics Workshop, they helped found the Atlantic Theatre Company with Mamet and Macy in 1985.
The Job of the Actor
Part One: The Technique
1. Physical Action
2. Analyzing a Scene
3. The Truth of the Moment
5. Preparing for a Scene
7. The Tools of the Craft
Part Two: Pitfalls (Working in the Real World)
9. The Emotional Trap
10. The Myth of Character
11. Keeping the Theatre Clean
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