Tag Archives: Stella Adler

Ibsen’s Importance

I really liked this analysis of Ibsen. It continues to blow me away that there were those, at the beginning of the 20th century, who were so interested in Ibsen, so turned on by what he was doing – that … Continue reading

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The Books: “Awake and Sing” (Clifford Odets)

Next in my Daily Book Excerpt: Another Clifford Odets play – Awake and Sing Unlike Waiting for Lefty which is a series of vignettes, culminating in the taxi strike when all the different strands come together … Awake and Sing … Continue reading

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Odets on Stella Adler: “smoke-eyed and neurotic”

Entry from Journal February 22, 1940 Stella Adler was there with a party, smoke-eyed and neurotic — usually when you are dying she is more dramatic about the event than you are!

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Jungle School

Sending Marlon Brando to acting class was like sending a tiger to jungle school. — Stella Adler

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“The landscape has to inspire you with awe”

Along with The Screwtape Letters (Emily! I start it tonight!), I am also re-reading one of my favorites: Stella Adler on Ibsen, Strindberg, and Chekhov. Adler deserves a whole post of her own at one point – but suffice it … Continue reading

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