Declan Donnellan's fresh and radical approach to acting takes a scalpel to the heart of actor's persistent fears from . . . "I don't know what I'm doing" through "I don't know who I am" to "I don't know what I'm playing." The Actor and the Target has already been hailed by the press in Russia where it is already published: "Practically and modestly written, Declan Donnellan's book helps actors to release their talent to be free on stage. However Donnellan's path leads to wider perspectives, his book is rooted in modern theatre, modern psychology and, above all, modern reality. Written with grace and elegance, The Actor and the Target will be thoroughly enjoyed not only by the actors of the new millennium, but also by those of us who see the stage from the dark auditorium."-Izvestia "Donnellan's directing style is immediately recognizable in his book, drenched in its spirit of artistic and personal freedom. Unpretentious, straightforward, and pierced with acute insight."-Kommersant Clearly and systematically laid out and full of firm and unambiguous precepts, this book will become a bible for actors in the 21st century.