Method Acting Reconsidered

Theory, Practice, Future

  • Editors
  • David¬†Krasner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David Krasner
      Pages 3-39
  3. Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. David Z. Saltz
      Pages 61-79
    3. Marla Carlson
      Pages 81-95
    4. Louise M. Stinespring
      Pages 97-109
    5. Elizabeth C. Stroppel
      Pages 111-123
  4. Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Deb Margolin
      Pages 127-134
    3. Doug Moston
      Pages 135-146
    4. Brant L. Pope
      Pages 147-157
    5. Jean Dobie Giebel
      Pages 159-167
    6. David Wiles
      Pages 169-178
    7. Peter Lobdell
      Pages 179-187
    8. James Luse
      Pages 189-197
  5. Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Paul S. Kassel
      Pages 219-228
    3. Pamela D. Chabora
      Pages 229-243
    4. Terry Donovan Smith
      Pages 245-259
    5. Dennis C. Beck
      Pages 261-282
  6. Method Schools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. Doug Moston
      Pages 285-289
    3. C. C. Courtney
      Pages 291-295
    4. Mark Hammer
      Pages 297-301
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 303-312

About this book


Method Acting is one of the most popular and controversial approaches to acting in the United States. It has not only shaped important schools of acting, but has been a fundamental constant of all American acting. This insightful volume explores Method Acting from a broad perspective, focusing on a point of equilibrium between the principles of the Method and its relationship to other theories of performance. David Krasner has gathered together some of the most well-known theater scholars and acting teachers to look at the Method. By concentrating on three areas of the Method - its theory, practice, and future application - the collection will serve to inform and teach us how to approach acting and acting theory in the 21st century.


Jacques Derrida realism stage theatre Tradition

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