During its fifty year run, Theatre Arts Magazine was a bustling forum for the foremost names in the performing arts, including Stanislavski, Laurence Olivier, Lee Strasberg, John Gielgud and Shelley Winters. Renowned theatre historian Laurence Senelick has plundered its stunning archives to assemble a stellar collection of articles on every aspect of acting and theatrical life.

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PART I Acting in the American tradition

chapter 1|3 pages

Acting and the New Stagecraft, by Walter Prichard Eaton

By(November 1916)

chapter 2|4 pages

The place of the actor in “the new movement”, by

ByClaude King ( July 1922)

chapter 6|5 pages

Comedienne from Radcliffe: Josephine Hull, by William

ByLindsay Gresham ( June 1945)

chapter 8|7 pages

Seven interviews in search of good acting, by Aimee

ByScheff (March 1952)

chapter 11|6 pages

Geraldine Page: The irony of a legend, by Joseph

ByCarroll (April 1953)

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PART II The British legacy

chapter 22|5 pages

The actor as biographer: Wilfrid Lawson, by

ByRosamond Gilder (December 1937)

chapter 26|6 pages

Shaw and the actor: Interviews with Rex Harrison and

BySiobhán McKenna (March 1957)

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PART III Foreign modes of performance

chapter 33|10 pages

Mei Lan-Fang, by Stark Young (April 1930)

chapter 34|4 pages

Between curtains: The acting of the Abbey Theatre, by

ByAndrew J. Stewart (March 1933)

chapter 38|14 pages

Lotte Lenya, by David Beams ( June 1962)

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PART IV Stanislavsky and his followers

chapter 40|7 pages

Perspective in character building, by Konstantin

ByStanislavsky ( July 1949)

chapter 43|4 pages

An actor prepares: Comments on Stanislavsky’s method, by (February 1937)

ByRobert Sherwood, Harold Clurman, Norris Houghton

chapter 44|6 pages

The Group Theatre: In its tenth year – a critical estimate,

Byby John Gassner (October 1940)

chapter 48|5 pages

A study of the Actors Studio, by Maurice Zolotow (August

Byand September 1956)

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PART V The actor and his role

chapter 51|9 pages

The actor attacks his part: Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt

ByLunt, by Morton Eustis (November 1936)

chapter 52|8 pages

A play in the making: The Lunts rehearse Amphitryon 38,

Byby Morton Eustis (December 1937)

chapter 54|7 pages

The actor attacks his part: Katharine Cornell, by Morton

ByEustis (February 1937)

chapter 55|6 pages

The actor attacks his part: Burgess Meredith, by Morton

ByEustis (March 1937)

chapter 57|5 pages

The singing actress attacks her part: Lotte Lehmann, by

ByMorton Eustis (April 1937)