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The Books: Actors At Work, by Rosemarie Tichler and Barry Jay Kaplan

Daily Book Excerpt: Theatre Next book on the acting/theatre shelf is Actors at Work, by Rosemarie Tichler and Barry Jay Kaplan This is a compilation of in-depth interviews with some of the biggest stars of the day. Interviews with Meryl … Continue reading

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The Books: A Dream of Passion: The Development of the Method, by Lee Strasberg

Daily Book Excerpt: Theatre Next book on the acting/theatre shelf is A Dream of Passion: The Development of the Method , by Lee Strasberg Lee Strasberg’s book on how he developed The Method, expanding on Constantin Stanislavkski’s “System”, was a … Continue reading

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The Books: True and False: Heresy and Common Sense for the Actor, by David Mamet

Daily Book Excerpt: Theatre Next book on the acting/theatre shelf is True and False: Heresy and Common Sense for the Actor, by David Mamet This is an extremely obnoxious book which also has a lot of truth in it. Actors … Continue reading

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The Books: Real Life Drama: The Group Theatre and America 1931-1940, by Wendy Smith

Daily Book Excerpt: Theatre Next book on the acting/theatre shelf is Real Life Drama: The Group Theatre and America 1931-1940, by Wendy Smith The Group Theatre I suppose it is clear what my theatrical background is. I am always shocked … Continue reading

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The Books: The Fervent Years: The Group Theatre And The Thirties, by Harold Clurman

Daily Book Excerpt: Theatre Next book on the acting/theatre shelf is The Fervent Years: The Group Theatre And The Thirties, by Harold Clurman The Group Theatre, summer of 1931, summer workshop Harold Clurman was one of the founders of The … Continue reading

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The Books: The Theatre and Its Double, by Antonin Artaud

Daily Book Excerpt: Theatre Next book on the acting/theatre shelf is The Theatre and Its Double, by Antonin Artaud Antonin Artaud as Jean Massieu in Danish film director Carl Dreyer’s “La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc” (1928) Boy, Artaud was a … Continue reading

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The Books: The Actor’s Chekhov: Interviews with Nikos Psacharopoulos and the Company of the Williamstown Theatre Festival, on the Plays of Anton Chekhov, edited by Jean Hackett

Daily Book Excerpt: Theatre Next book on the acting/theatre shelf is The Actor’s Chekhov : Interviews with Nikos Psacharopoulos and the Company of the Williamstown Theatre Festival, on the Plays of Anton Chekhov , edited by Jean Hackett Amy Irving, … Continue reading

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The Books: Stella Adler on Ibsen, Strindberg, and Chekhov, edited by Barry Paris

Daily Book Excerpt: Theatre Next book on the acting/theatre shelf is Stella Adler on Ibsen, Strindberg, and Chekhov, edited by Barry Paris Must-read. Must-read. Must-read. Stella Adler came from an illustrious hard-working theatrical family, active in the vibrant and important … Continue reading

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The Books: Actors on Acting: The Theories, Techniques, and Practices of the World’s Great Actors, Told in Thir Own Words, edited by Toby Cole and Helen Krich Chinoy

Daily Book Excerpt: Theatre Next book on the acting/theatre shelf is Actors on Acting: The Theories, Techniques, and Practices of the World’s Great Actors, Told in Thir Own Words, edited by Toby Cole and Helen Krich Chinoy A massive invaluable … Continue reading

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The Books: A Player’s Place: The Story of the Actors Studio, by David Garfield

Daily Book Excerpt: Theatre Next book on the acting/theatre shelf is A Player’s Place: The Story of the Actors Studio, by David Garfield I bought this history of the Actors Studio (the only of its kind) when I was heavily … Continue reading

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