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Ideas from the CBC: The Real Actor

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Denzel Washington, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem: these performers are not the roles that they play. Still, says author Isaac Butler, we really do want to see actors fuse with their characters. His new book, The Method: How the 20th Century Learned to Act, traces how an artform based in artifice has become a search for psychological and emotional truth.