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The End of Acting Richard Hornby

The End of Acting

Richard Hornby

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ISBN : 9781557831002
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305 pages
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Acting in America has staggered to a dead end. Every year tens of thousands of aspiring actors pursue the Hollywood grail and chant the familiar strains of the Stanislavski Method in classrooms and studios across the nation. The initial liberatingMoreActing in America has staggered to a dead end. Every year tens of thousands of aspiring actors pursue the Hollywood grail and chant the familiar strains of the Stanislavski Method in classrooms and studios across the nation. The initial liberating spirit of Stanislavskis experiments has long ago withered into rigid patterns of inhibitions and emotional introspection. According to Richard Hornby, the Method now shackles American acting. With his iconoclastic new work, The End of Acting, Richard Hornby dismantles, tenet by tenet, the American Method as promulgated by Lee Strasberg and other pretenders to the Stanislavski dynasty. Hornby separates the myth from the Method in his exploration of Stanislavskis original initiatives and the proprietary feud over his theories which continues even today.