Summary: With clarity and insight, Richard Brestoff introduces the great acting teachers, explaining their techniques, and how they are being applied today. Beginning with Quintilian and Deslaree, he guides us to the present with an inside look at what is currently being taught in the major acting schools and private acting studios; The Actor's Studio, Yale University, NYU, Juilliard and many more are visited. Great Acting Teachers and Their Methods will help you understand t ...show morehe most important ideas about acting, where they originated, and how they are... Ask any great actor how it happened and you will hear about a great acting teacher. The Great Acting Teachers and Their Methods explores the acting theories and teaching methods of the great teachers of acting - among them Stanislavski, Adler, Meyerhold, Strasberg, Meisner, Brecht, Grotowski and Suzuki.
Each chapter includes a sample class, which gives the reader a feel for how the different teachers accomplished their objectives, and thereby equip the reader to choose among them.
And in addition, this book takes a look at some of the premier actor training institutions in the United States and assesses what is being taught there today. ...show less