These well-known gurus helped develop acting as we know it, and continue to grow some of the industry’s most respected stars.
Most American actors use methods pioneered by Konstantin Stanislavsky. At the same time that his work was being interpreted by teachers such as Stella Adler, Lee Strasberg, and Sanford Meisner, Uta Hagen and Michael Chekhov were putting their own spin on the basics.
Between my Kindle and my bedside table, I have perused and read far too many books to list in one article. However, I’d like to recommend six “must haves” for aspiring and working actors alike.
Katie Finneran, who stars as Miss Hannigan in the Broadway revival of "Annie," shares what she learned from acting legend Uta Hagen.