Discussion and critique of acting technique, theory and practice of the members of the Group Theatre as derived from the work of Constantin Stanislavski. All critique and point of view is written by June Barfield. All videos and print material on this blog are intended only for educational purposes and therefore fall within the purview of Fair Use under copyright laws. Contact: email@example.com
In particular, let's end the "argument" between Adler and Strasberg. There is no substance to their false reasoning upon whi...
Friday, August 26, 2011
Looking for Uta Hagen will be a discussion about the similarities and differences in the art of acting as it was taught by Uta Hagen and the teachers who came out of the Group Theatre. It's curious that the American acting tradition that these teachers (Uta Hagen, Stella Adler, Sanford Meisner, Lee Strasberg) strongly influenced and is studied today in universities and acting schools is rarely demonstrated in professional performances.
I will try to explore why this is so, and although Uta Hagen didn't want to discuss technique outside of the workshop, that may be one of my deviations from her point of view.
I hope that I can stimulate a lively discussion about the work of actors.