Notes to an Actor

Narrated by: Ron Marasco
Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
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"Do you have any notes for me?" Actors always ask for notes on their performance, and they will take them from just about anyone. Ron Marasco's Notes to an Actor grew out of the actor's profession. In his years as an actor, scholar, and teacher of acting, Mr. Marasco found that most acting books were either outdated classics that were rarely read, or quasi-textbooks that actors only "skimmed." So he developed Notes to an Actor, a compact, user-friendly audiobook geared specifically to the way actors work. The book is based on the innovative idea that notes, given one on one, are the essential tool of creative learning.

©2007 Ron Marasco (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Insightful!

Very insightful and entertaining. I loved it. :)

I downloaded this to aid with character animation and even for that purpose there were some great things I learned.

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Great Listen!!

If you could sum up Notes to an Actor in three words, what would they be?

Fresh, Inspiring and Memorable

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I read and listen to a lot of books and this one is now on the top of my list. As an actor it was refreshing to hear new information regarding the craft of acting and how to approach different situations or genres that I had never heard or learned before. Mr Marasco seems approachable , practical and takes some of the worry and acting fears out of the art form with his words. I plan to buy the book after listening to this audible one so that I can refer to it again and again.

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Excellent Book!!!

I first heard of Ron Marasco's book while listening to Leigh Foster's podcast "Action: The Pursuit of Acting Excellence," where Mr. Marasco, is a frequent guest on the show. The book is full of helpful information for the beginning actor, BUT I also believe the experienced actor would benefit from Mr Marasco's words.

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A mentor for actors

This is by far the most helpful acting book I have ever read or listened to. In fact, I own both the hardback version and the audio version. It is that good! It is a helpful resource to refer her back to often. And Ron Marasco narration gives a mentor-like quality and honesty to the wisdom in the book.

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fantastic truth telling

Best way to be reminded of how to act and indirectly live. the vice is spectacular and the wisdom beneficial to any actor.

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Best acting book

This is the best book on acting I’ve read/listened to so far. Thanks Ron.

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AMAZING READ!!!

Dived down into a lot of practical approaches to improving as a actor/actress. Worth a read

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Great info, strange editing

I love that it covers drama, comedy, Shakespeare, theater, and film acting in all their unique differentiators.

The editing of the audio book was strange though in the sense that it would repeat lines as if they forgot to cut his second attempt as performing the line.

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Good book, but audio needs a new editor

I really appreciated the content and found it very useful and insightful! I've been looking for more insight on actors' processes so I can work with them better and this was an excellent jumping off point. But the recording itself felt like I was listening to a rough cut of the finished product - lines would glitch or repeat themselves with different takes, and in at least one occasion the completely incorrect word was used jarringly enough that I had to rewind and figure out what the narrator said. Performance itself was fine but the editing needs another pass!

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you're the best!! Thank you for a great audiobook

I love the way the message is delivered. It's very comfortable listening to it. I didn't know what to expect from this book, but I can say, that it gave me more than I was hoping for.