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    Learning to Act How You Please

    A handy primer explaining the Meisner technique, the difference between it and what’s taught at William Esper’s studio, what being Method means, and the Eric Morris System.

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    Acting Methods, Part 4—Today's Practitioners

    Most teachers pull directly from Stanislavsky and his traditions, as well as myriad other 20th century practitioners. There is no “one way,” no simple answer to the question of how.

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    Acting Methods, Part 3: Hagen and Chekhov

    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.

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    Acting Methods, Part 1: Stanislavsky

    In her first column in a series on acting methods, Jackie Apodaca discusses Constantin Stanislavsky's technique.