Designed to showcase thesps in the act, this coffee-table tome serves up one arresting photo after another. Photog Howard Schatz gave 100 film, stage and TV thesps, a scenario to emote, then started clicking away. Most, but not all, of the actors provide commentary on their acting approach to accompany the oft-striking photos of their faces in motion.

Designed to showcase thesps in the act, this coffee-table tome serves up one arresting photo after another. Photog Howard Schatz gave 100 film, stage and TV thesps — Don Cheadle, Ellen Burstyn, Richard Dreyfuss and Edie Falco among them — a scenario to emote, then started clicking away. Most, but not all, of the actors provide commentary on their acting approach to accompany the oft-striking photos of their faces in motion.

In Character: Actors Acting

Bulfinch Press; 260 pgs; $50

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Howard Schatz
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