A Dream of Passion

A Dream of Passion : The Development of the Method

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Strasberg, the father of Method Acting, explains in this book his Method--for the first time in his own words. "Essential reading for actors, directors and students of theater".--Publishers Weekly. Advertising in newspapers and theater publications. Two 8-page photo inserts.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 16 pages
  • 137.16 x 200.66 x 15.24mm | 204.12g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • New American Library
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0452261988
  • 9780452261983
  • 37,750

Table of contents

Preface Introduction The Beginning of My Voyage: The Search and the Discovery Stanislavsky and the Search for His System The American Laboratory Theatre The Voyage Continues: I. Discoveries at the Group Theatre The Voyage Continues: II. The Actors Studio and My Classes The Fruits of the Voyage: Procedures for the Actor's Training The Method and Nonrealistic Styles: Artaud, Grotowski, and Brecht In Conclusionshow more

About Lee Strasberg

Legendary acting teacher, director, and actor Lee Strasberg co-founded the Group Theatre and was artistic director of the Actors Studio, working with James Dean, Julie Harris, Jane Fonda, and Joanne Woodward, where he was known for teaching method acting, or The Method. In 1969, he established the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. He died in 1982.show more

Review quote

“The definitive source book on acting.”—Los Angeles Times   “A must for young actors—for old ones, too, for that matter.”—Paul Newman   “An exploration of the creative process that will reward all who are interested in the nature of inspiration.”—Library Journal   “An important cultural document.”—Booklistshow more