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The Technique of Acting

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Here is Stella Adler's comprehensive and practical guide to the technique that has made her one of the world's most acclaimed teachers of acting. The Technique of Acting is a working text for today :5 actors: a dynamic exploration of the techniques that have profoundly influenced such outstanding actors as Marion Brando, Robert De Niro, and Warren Beatty:
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Published August 1st 1990 by Bantam (first published 1988)
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Stella Adler is one of the early founders of Actors Studio (NY, USA)! Many theatre and movie actors and actresses have beenin her classes for a while ... Maybe Stella Adler is a bit old these days but her methods which is influenced by Stanislavski’s Method Acting, was very popular for 3-4 decades (1940-1970s)...
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One of the best acting books of all time. Easy to follow, Stella builds on her fundamental techniques with practical activities. ER
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Stella Adler was an American actress and celebrated acting teacher.
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