Actors Studio: A History

Actors Studio: A History

by Shelly Frome

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ISBN-13: 9780786423200
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 04/15/2005
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Shelly Frome is a professor of dramatic arts emeritus at the University of Connecticut, a former professional actor and a prolific writer of fiction and nonfiction. He lives in Litchfield, Connecticut.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Acknowledgments viii

Prologue 1



1. Beginnings 9

2. The Group Emerges 20

3. Days of Glory and Beyond 30

4. Garfield and Kazan: Variations on a Theme 43

5. The Actors Studio: Phase One 62

6. The Enigma of Clift and Brando 72

7. Inside Strasberg’s Studio 92

8. The Case of James Dean 108

9. “Marilyn” and Julie Harris: Celebrity, Instability and Art 121

10. Testing the Waters 139

11. The Studio Theater Chronicles 148

12. World Theater and the U.K.: A Closer Look 161

13. Shifting Gears 172

14. Reinventing the Past 185


Epilogue 198

Notes 203

Bibliography 209

Index 215

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