Strasberg, a stage actor in the 1920s and 1930s, and then Artistic Director of the famous Actors Studio and Lee Strasberg Theatre Institutes, where such stars as Monroe, Brando, Paul Newman, Jane Fonda, Al Pacino, Dennis Hopper and many others got at least some of their training, offers a half-history, half-autobiography. The history part discusses the work of predecessors in acting methods such as Stanislavsky and Ouspenskaya. The autobiography is more about his early days than any of his famous students. The book also discusses relaxation and acting exercises for the serious student.
This report prepared by David Loftus