The Actor and the Target & The Actor and the Space - BUNDLE DEAL
Imprint: NHB Bundles
Paperback, ISBN: NHB183904300APublication Date:
14 Mar 2020
Size: 216mm x 135mm£33.98 £25.00You save £8.98 (26%)

The Actor and the Target & The Actor and the Space - BUNDLE DEAL

Limited-time offer: both books for just £25!

By Declan Donnellan

Paperback £33.98£25.00


Get Declan Donnellan's bestselling theatre book The Actor and the Target and his new book, The Actor and the Space, at the special price of just £25 (RRP £33.98) plus P&P where applicable.

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The Actor and the Target

A fresh and radical approach to acting by a world-famous director, The Actor and the Target has inspired actors around the world.

'Cuts open every generalisation about acting and draws out gleamingly fresh specifics' Peter Brook

'Explains Donnellan's highly practical system and sheds unique light on one of the greatest directors of acting in our time' Le Monde

'Hugely practical and never gets lost in theory' El Pais

'A gripping read, as acute about the psychology of lying as it is about the art of acting' Guardian

'Rooted in modern theatre, modern psychology and, above all, modern reality' Izvestia

'Unpretentious, straightforward, and pierced with acute insight' Kommersant

The Actor and the Space

In his latest book, published in March 2024, Donnellan develops and extends the ideas in The Actor and the Target, exploring that most profound source of vitality in life as well as performance: the space around us.

'A hand grenade of a book. It contains all the humility and chutzpah you need to work in the theatre.' Cate Blanchett

'A wonderful book. Few directors think as deeply or perceptively about the art of acting as Declan Donnellan. This is an essential text for the actor, supremely useful, practical, elegant and profound.' Matthew Macfadyen

'Beautifully clear. This generous vision takes a very complex art form and makes it all seem so simple. The whole book is a key. Unlocking the problems actors face as they try to accept another reality long enough to let the audience get a glimpse of the best our art can offer – a glimpse into themselves.' Adrian Lester 

'Declan Donnellan's profound insight and point of departure is that great theatre, like a child's sandcastle, inhabits a vulnerable and ever-changing space between the safe and the dangerous. There is a whole lot of wisdom in this book – about tragedy, human psychology, words, dread and about how great acting really works – conveyed with remarkable clarity and simplicity. It's worth sharing with non-actor friends for its insights into Macbeth alone. Most of all, it's a distillation of hard-won lessons learned from decades of immersion in the mysteries of theatre by one of the great directors of our day.' James Shapiro, Shakespeare scholar and author of 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare

Imprint: NHB Bundles
Paperback,ISBN: NHB183904300APublication Date:
14 Mar 2020
Size: 216mm x 135mm£33.98 £25.00You save £8.98 (26%)

Also by Declan Donnellan:

The Actor and the Target
The Actor and the Space
The Mandate
Great Expectations

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