David Mamet's True and False
Updated: May 17
As a part of our March Actors' Book Club (ABC), we read and discussed True and False, which is an in-your-face series of thoughts and theories from master writer and director, David Mamet. In his book, he goes on a bit of a rampage against modern acting theories and lays his groundwork of what actors' jobs are, when it comes to responding to a script. And it may be a bit different than you'd expect...
This video is the highlights of a freeform conversation between Julie and Jordan and covers Mamet's theories on Stanislavski, emotional truth in a scene, the actors' job, and also offers some practical ways to put these theories into practice.
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Jordan Woods-Robinson is an Actor and Head Honcho at Book From Tape Acting Studios in Orlando, FL. He challenges his actors to harness impulse as a tool, to trust their guts, to work on their feet, to break rules, and, overall, to make bold choices that make a lasting impression through tape. Email Jordan