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Respect for Acting
"This fascinating and detailed book about acting is Miss Hagen'scredo, the accumulated wisdom of her years spent in intimatecommunion with her art. It is at once the voicing of her exactingstandards for herself and those she taught], and an explanation ofthe means to the end."
"Hagen adds to the large corpus of titles on acting with vividdicta drawn from experience, skill, and a sense of personal andprofessional worth. Her principal asset in this treatment is hertruly significant imagination. Her 'object exercises' display awealth of detail with which to stimulate the student preparing ascene for presentation."
"Uta Hagen's Respect for Acting . . . is a relatively small book.But within it, Miss Hagen tells the young actor about as much ascan be conveyed in print of his craft."
--Los Angeles Times
"There are almost no American actors uninfluenced by Uta Hagen."
"This is a textbook for aspiring actors, but working thespians canprofit much by it. Anyone with just a casual interest in thetheater should also enjoy its behind-the-scenes flavor."
--King Features Syndicate.
About the Author
Uta Hagen was the recipient of innumerable honors and awardsduring her long career, including the prestigious National Medal ofArts in 2003. She died in 2004 at the age of 84. HASKEL FRANKEL was the drama critic of the NationalObserver.