A unique survey of the twentieth century’s most influential acting methods, offering invaluable practical insights for actors and drama teachers.
Each of the ten famous techniques included in this handbook is described in detail by one of today’s foremost practitioners. Each chapter outlines the development of the respective technique and offers practical guidance for actors wishing to explore it for themselves.
• Lee Strasberg Technique by Anna Strasberg
• Stella Adler Technique by Tom Oppenheim
• Sanford Meisner Technique by Victoria Hart
• Michael Chekhov Technique and The Mask by Per Brahe
• Uta Hagen’s Technique by Carol Rosenfeld
• Physical Acting Inspired by Grotowski by Stephen Wangh
• The Viewpoints by Mary Overlie
• Practical Aesthetics by Robert Bella
• Interdisciplinary Training by Fritz Ertl
• Neo-classical Training by Louis Scheeder
'a remarkable and significant book... The thing that makes it so special is that editor Arthur Bartow brings together chapters on all the major practitioners written by other highly respected teachers and practitioners' ReviewsGate.com
Arthur Bartow has been a professional actor, producer and director. As former Chair and Artistic Director of the Drama Department at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, he oversaw the teaching of all the processes surveyed in this book, techniques that have successfully developed leading stage, television and film actors.