Can anybody recommend a book on the history of acting? After reading a
bunch of material on Welles lately I wanted to follow up his references to
older styles and approaches but can't find anything. All the books in our
library are either how-to, specific topics or acting theory (and not even a
history of acting theories). Even if this is part of a general history of
theatrical performance that would work but even the closest to that I found
were textbooks that looked pretty tedious.
Violinist Bauer-Lechner on Mahler:
"The first thing he composed on paper at the
age of six was a polka, to which he added a
funeral march as an introduction."
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