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Book details
  • SubGenre:Acting & Auditioning
  • Language:English
  • Pages:98
  • eBook ISBN:9781620506806

Tales, Observations & Notes: BOB An Actor's Mentor

by Susan Doukas Brady and Robert Austin Brady

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Fanatics of Stanley Kubrick will love these fresh insights into a brilliant, manipulative film auteur. Bob Brady was one of the most innovative, compassionate and nurturing acting and directing teachers that ever was. Bob's acting notes are a must for any student and lover of the craft of acting and directing.
Replete with photographs, “TALES, OBSERVATIONS & NOTES: BOB AN ACTOR’S MENTOR” is a fascinating, informative and educational journey into New York’s cultural, quirky and serendipitous world of acting and directing. Compellingly, through Bob, we meet the irascible Stanley Kubrick, just prior to his making “2001: A Space Odyssey”. We learn how the brilliant film auteur manipulated all those he encountered, including Bob, in order to achieve his goals. The reader also discovers Bob’s origins as a dedicated mime and actor. Then, through a series of uninhibited and intimate interviews with selected students, the reader learns about Bob’s techniques and artistic impulses as a beloved, inspiring and nurturing acting teacher. Finally and most invaluable to any student of acting and lover of the craft, there are the notes: a priceless guide for anyone, but especially for those endeavoring to hone their craft, technique and knowledge of the seriously entertainingly world of not-so make believe. This is a must read.
About the author
Susan Doukas Brady is an actress and a writer. She has appeared as a featured and supporting player in several feature films. She has also been a contributing writer for many magazines and screenplays. She first met Bob Brady in 1966 and he has since remained a strong influence in her life. She was his assistant teacher in his private classes and at The School of Visual Arts. After residing together for over a decade, they married in 1991 and remained together until Bob’s death in 2008. She has recently penned a memoir and is looking forward to its publication.
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