Dramatic Workshop

Dramatic Workshop

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Dramatic Workshop was the name of a drama and acting school associated with the New School for Social Research in New York City. It was launched in 1940 by German expatriate stage director Erwin Piscator. Among the faculty were Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler, among the students Marlon Brando, Tony Curtis, Walter Matthau, and Tennessee Williams. The Dramatic Workshop that was separated from The New School in 1949 considerably contributed to the resurgence of the Off-Broadway theatre. In the spring of 1939 German expatriate stage director Erwin Piscator signed an agreement with Alvin Johnson, the president of the New School for Social Research in New York City, to found a drama and acting school at The New School. The "Dramatic Workshop" started its operations in January 1940 with some 20 students. In September 1940 the Workshop began to launch semi-professional theatre productions within the "Studio Theatre" (i.e. the Tishman Auditorium) at 66 West 12th Street. In 1944 the Dramatic Workshop began to hold annual summer theatres at summer resort towns such as Sayville and Lake Placid.
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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • Dicho
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134958190
  • 9786134958196