Tag Archives: John Strasberg

“I’m not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful.” – Marilyn Monroe

It’s her birthday. Marilyn Monroe: People had a habit of looking at me as if I were some kind of mirror instead of a person. They didn’t see me, they saw their own lewd thoughts, then they white-masked themselves by … Continue reading

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“Boredom is very important in life. It helps you feel when something is wrong.” — John Strasberg

It’s John Strasberg’s birthday today. I told this story before on here years ago, when I used to write like this on here, on occasion. Figured I’d re-post it. He is very very important to me. Back in the late … Continue reading

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Recommended Books: Memoirs

More recommendations: Recommended Fiction Recommended Non-Fiction MEMOIRS The Fervent Years: The Group Theatre And The Thirties, by Harold Clurman Probably the most famous of all the Group Theatre-related books. Harold Clurman writes his memories of that time and what those … Continue reading

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The Books: Accidentally on Purpose: Reflections on Life, Acting and the Nine Natural Laws of Creativity, by John Strasberg

Daily Book Excerpt: Theatre Next book on the acting/theatre shelf is the classic Accidentally on Purpose: Reflections on Life, Acting and the Nine Natural Laws of Creativity, by John Strasberg I took an intense acting workshop with John Strasberg, son … Continue reading

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Fall 1995: Acting Notebook

Going through all these old notebooks – I came across the notebooks I kept during grad school. At first they start out all work, no play … which is interesting in and of itself – but the notebooks I kept … Continue reading

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John Strasberg on Marilyn Monroe: “She Really Looked At Me As If She Saw Me.”

Here’s a quote from John Strasberg, son of the famous acting teacher Lee Strasberg. Monroe studied with Lee Strasberg, and idolized him. The Strasberg family basically adopted her. She was a grown woman, and one of the biggest stars in … Continue reading

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Boredom

Boredom is very important in life. It helps you feel when something is wrong. — John Strasberg

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