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The great acting teachers and their methods; v.2.


The great acting teachers and their methods; v.2.

Brestoff, Richard.

Smith and Kraus


319 pages



A Career development book


In his second volume on great acting teachers and their methods, Brestoff (drama, U. of California, Irvine) examines the ideas and theories of Andre Antoine, Jacques Copeau, Michel Saint-Denis, Elia Kazan, Uta Hagen, David Mamet, Anne Bogart, and Keith Johnstone. He describes the methods of French teachers and practitioners of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century (Antoine, Copeau, and Saint-Denis), then the Realist approaches of Hagen, Kazan, and Mamet, as well as alternative approaches of Bogart (who uses Viewpoints work) and Johnstone, the creator of Theatre Sports, discussing and assessing the development of each teacher's ideas, their thoughts on the role of the actor, differences among them, and their reactions to other teachers.

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Date:Nov 1, 2010
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