Part 5: Molders of the Modern American Actor

Like Chekhov, Richard Boleslavsky and Maria Ouspenskaya were Stanislavski alumnus. Their greatest theatrical achievement was the establishment of The American Laboratory Theatre in New York. The Lab emphasized three aspects of actor training. Among the approximately 500 members trained at the Lab, two individuals would profoundly affect the future direction of acting, writing and drama teaching in America. Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler.

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