COMING THIS SUMMER
and This lively memoir and collection of essays about life in the theater and film industry is culled from my 20-year experience as a professional stage director.
After working with future movie and television stars like Roc Dutton, John Turturro,
Angela Bassett, Kate Burton, and
Frances McDormand at the Yale School of Drama,
I directed plays and operas in New York and regional theaters.
Filled with a wealth of observations, insight and advice, Dramatic Measures covers a wide range of topics: tips on acting and directing, what it takes to make it in the entertainment industry, how things go better with Shakespeare, why Edward Albee thought that most creative people are Democrats, and whether Meryl Streep really is a great actress.
Offering unique observations, insights, and advice, this is a book for both professional artists and lovers of film, television and the theater.
"Drawing on his long career in the theater,
Chris Angermann has mined a rich vein of
source material and created a work that will
be a gift to all who read it. Folks with an
interest in working in the arts will find
helpful guidance in Dramatic Measures;
everyone else will enjoy the ringside seat
that he provides, and profit from his nuggets
Rick Davis, Professor of Theater
Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts
George Mason University
There’s a spate of self-help books out there that insist you can only change yourself from the inside out. Not this one, which offers invaluable advice on how to fix everyone else first.
Based on my experiences,
it offers such enticing suggestions as “Dare to be Stupid," “Try Anything Twice,” and “Go Crazy.” It also contends that leadership, multitasking, worrying, and apologizing are overrated and offers guidance on sex, relationships and how to liven up any party.
But the book’s core is “The Real 80/20 Rule,” which, if you get it - really get it - will change your life.
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