Acting Teachers of America: A Vital Tradition

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Allworth Press, 2007 - Education - 265 pages
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Acting Teachers of America presents detailed, revealing interviews with 50 of the most influential contemporary American acting teachers, as well as actors and directors who teach acting.


Michael Howard, Lloyd Richards, Olympia Dukakis, John Strasberg, Larry Moss, Anne Bogart, Zelda Fichandler, William Esper, Eric Morris, Terry Schreiber, Anne Jackson, Milton Katselas, Andre De Shields, Michael Kahn, and Marian Seldes are just a few of the contributors who offer a rare glimpse into the world of actor training in the United States. Through these illuminating interviews— including rare interviews with well-known former students, including Sidney Poitier, Gene Hackman, James Gandolfini, Laura Linney, Edward Norton, Billy Crudup, Patti LuPone, JoBeth Williams, John Tuturro, Doris Roberts, Steve Buschemi, Kristin Davis, and William Hurt – plus unforgettable photos—readers gain insight into how the craft is taught and how these distinguished teachers continue to have a profound impact on our culture. With a foreword by J. Michael Miller, president of The Actors Center in New York City, Acting Teachers of America is a must-read for anyone training for a life in the theater, in film, or in television, and for everyone interested in the performing arts and our nation's rich cultural life.


• The biggest names in acting: Michael Howard, Lloyd Richards, Olympia Dukakis, dozens more


• Stunning, revealing photographs of acting teachers and their finest students


• A must-have for every acting student or working actor

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About the author (2007)

Ronald Randis an actor, playwright, and the founder of The Soul of the American Actor, the only art-theater newspaper dedicated to the art and craft of the actor and the art of the theater. He performs his acclaimed one-man play, LET IT BE ART! Harold Clurman's Life of Passion, around the world. He lives in New York City.



Luigi Scorciaspecializes in portraits and headshots for actors. His work has appeared in the Village Voice, the New York Post, and many other publications, and his clients include MTV and Bravo. He lives in New York City.

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