Theater for Beginners

  • by Richard Maxwell
  • Narrated by Richard Maxwell
  • 1 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

With his ongoing exploration into actor behavior and an ever-innovative body of work, Richard Maxwell has written a study guide to the art of making theater. This illuminating volume provides a deeper understanding of his work, aesthetic philosophy, and process for creating theater.
Richard Maxwell is a director and playwright and the artistic director of New York City Players. Maxwell's plays have been commissioned and presented in over 20 countries. He is a Doris Duke Performing Artist. Maxwell has been selected for a Guggenheim Fellowship, two OBIE Awards, a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant, and he was an invited artist in the Whitney Biennial (2012). Maxwell is the recipient of the 2014 Spalding Gray Award.


What the Critics Say

"One of the strongest directors out there - an artist committed to making us see the world for what it is." - (New Yorker)


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Customer Reviews

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Thin for the money

Maxwell puts forward some interesting ideas but he doesn't bother to develop them very much. For a subject as broad and as profound as acting and performance, an hour long book is shockingly short.
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- Nickie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-06-2015
  • Publisher: New York City Players & Scott Sherratt Productions LLC