The Illusive Craft of Acting: An Actor's Preparation Process

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"The Illusive Craft of Acting: An Actor’s Preparation Process" is written by award-winning SAG/AFTRA actress, stuntwoman, scriptwriter, director, Marneen L. Fields. Since 1976 Marneen has appeared in 150 films and TV shows with A-List stars. She's considered a specialist in both Konstantin Stanislavsky and Anton Chekhov methods acting. She's the CEO/EP of Heavenly Waterfall Productions. More

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About Marneen L Fields

Since 1976 to present, Marneen Fields has appeared in over 150 films, television shows, web series, music videos, and theatrical productions. She was a top Hollywood stuntwoman and stunt actress from 1976 to 1991. She’s worked with many A-list producers, directors, and stars like Clint Eastwood, Stanley Kramer, Irwin Allen, Dick Van Dyke, Priscilla Presley, Shirley Johns, Patrick Duffy, Jeff Goldblum, Linda Carter, Bruce Boxleitner, Jane Seymour, Tom Jones, Michelle Phillips, James Garner, and many more. She has studied acting and directing with celebrity acting coaches, Jeff Corey Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and Victor French (son-in-law to the great Lee J. Cobb), and Co-star on two Emmy winning TV series with Michael Landon Highway to Heaven and Little House on the Prairie. She's taken many casting director workshops and college courses on acting also. Today she is the CEO, executive producer, and creative director of award-winning Heavenly Waterfall Productions Company. For more please see Marneen’s IMDB page at, 

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Marneen Fields Showreel (1976 to 1991)
Enjoy the talents of SAG actress, stunt-actress, and ex-Hollywood stuntwoman, Marneen Fields showcased in these performances of hers on a few of the prime-time TV shows and major disaster films she appeared in from 1976 to 1991. These amazing DVD clips show her in action alongside A-List celebrities and directors.

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Johnny64 reviewed on Dec. 2, 2018


No matter what your age, anyone who harbors a penchant for performance, whether in front of a camera or on the stage in front of a live audience, will find a wealth of valuable information and insight inside this book. Written by a lady with over forty years of experience and work as a SAG actress, director, writer and stunt performer, as well as time spent studying under noted acting coaches Jeff Corey, Victor French and many others. With a particular focus on the Konstantin Stanislavsky and Anton Chekhov methods of theatrical acting, THE ILLUSIVE CRAFT OF ACTING: AN ACTOR'S PREPARATION PROCESS by Marneen L. Fields doesn't try to overload the reader with too much information, making its key lessons all the more dramatic and easy to absorb. An excellent book that every novice actor and director will want to have with them for handy reference!
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