A Dream of Passion

Lee Strasberg, Author, Lee Strassberg, Author Little Brown and Company $34 (240p) ISBN 978-0-316-81870-4
Noted director Strasberg (1901-1982) explores the nature of creativity in the acting process and provides the first authentic description of ""The Method'' as developed by Constantin Stanislavsky and continued by Strasberg himself in the Group Theatre and Actor's Studio. In this short work, he shows how Stanislavsky's teachings changed his life; describes his own discoveries and procedures; provides specific examples of the uses of imagination, tension, relaxation, emotional memory, anticipation and control; proposes various methods of training; comments on the acting styles of his contemporaries as well as on the nonrealistic styles of Antonin Artaud, Bertolt Brecht and Jerzy Grotowski. Essential reading for actors, directors and students of theater. Photos not seen by PW. (October 14)
Reviewed on: 10/26/1987
Release date: 10/01/1987
Paperback - 201 pages - 978-0-452-26198-3
Hardcover - 201 pages - 978-0-7475-0138-1
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