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Successful acting must reflect a societys current beliefs The men and women who developed each new technique were convinced that previous methods were not equal to the full challenges of their time and place, and the techniques in this book have been adapted to current needs in order to continue to be successful methods for training actors The actors journey is an individual one, and the actor seeks a form, or a variety of forms, of training that will assist in unlocking his own creative gifts of expression.from the introductionThe first comprehensive survey and study of the major techniques developed by and for the American actor over the past 60 years Each of the 10 disciplines included is described in detail by one of todays foremost practitioners.Presented in this volume are Lee Strasbergs Method by Anna Strasberg, Lees former student, widow, and current director of The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute Stella Adler Technique by Tom Oppenheim, Stellas grandson and artistic director of the Stella Adler Institute in New York Sanford Meisner Technique by Victoria Hart, director of the Meisner Extension at New York University Michael Chekhov Technique and The Mask by Per Brahe, a Danish teacher inspired by Balinese dance and introduced to the Chekhov technique in Russia Uta Hagen Technique by Carol Rosenfeld, who taught under Hagens tutelage at the Herbert Berghof HB Studio Physical Acting Inspired by Grotowski by Stephen Wangh, who studied with Jerzy Grotowski himself The Viewpoints by Mary Overlie, the creator of Viewpoints theory Practical Aesthetics by Robert Bella of the David Mamet inspired Atlantic Theatre Company school Interdisciplinary Training by Fritz Ertl, who teaches at the Playwrights Horizons Theatre School Neoclassical Training by Louis Scheeder, director of the Classical Studio of New York UniversityArthur Bartow is the artistic director of the Department of Drama at New York Universitys Tisch School of the Arts A former associate director of Theatre Communications Group, he is the author of the landmark book The Directors Voice....

Title : Training of the American Actor
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ISBN : 1559362685
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Theatre Communications Group 1st Edition edition February 1, 2006
Number of Pages : 400 pages
File Size : 573 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Training of the American Actor Reviews

  • vcf4809
    2019-05-15 01:46

    Great overview. I especially appreciated the chapter on the Meisner Technique. It's one of the most accurate and concise summaries I've read.

  • Anne A
    2019-05-11 04:41

    At last, an overview of the techniques that founded American acting!! A godsend to the student and teacher, with thorough analysis of Meisner, Adler, Strasberg, and others who "wrote the book" on America's adaptation of Stanislavski's theories and practices. A must-have for every theatre practitioner!

  • Kindle Customer
    2019-05-16 02:40

    I most definately would like to reccommend this qualitative, thoughtful and useful book for drama teachers and directors worldwide. It is useful!

  • Ms. H. A. Stephens
    2019-05-12 23:51

    Having worked directly with some of these wonderful people who write and feature in "Training of the American Actor" this book was a wonderful way to soldify my own ideas about the process and practice of acting and where it has evolved from. It is a wonderful tool for any actor, writer or director to have as the expoloration of creative practice through the years gives a complete picture and an understanding of the American theatre industry and the growth and ideas of the forebears of performance.

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    2019-05-19 01:36


  • Victoria
    2019-05-07 02:36

    Great intro of acting techniques!

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    2019-05-15 05:57


  • Paula Makar
    2019-05-01 01:50

    I loved this book! It was an excellent overview of actor training! I would especially recommend this to student looking to find out what types of training are available and what each "school" has to offer. A must have!