Book ‘The Method’ by Isaac Butler

PDF Excerpt 'The Method: How the Twentieth Century Learned to Act' by Isaac Butler
How the Twentieth Century Learned to Act
From the coauthor of The World Only Spins Forward comes the first cultural history of Method acting--an ebullient account of creative discovery and the birth of classic Hollywood. On stage and screen, we know a great performance when we see it. But how do actors draw from their bodies and minds to turn their selves into art? What is the craft of being an authentic fake? More than a century ago, amid tsarist Russia's crushing repression, one of the most talented actors ever, Konstantin Stanislavski, asked these very questions, reached deep into himself, and emerged with an answer. How his “system” remade itself into the Method and forever transformed American theater and film is an unlikely...
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (February 1, 2022)  Pages: 512 pages  ISBN-10: 1635574773  ISBN-13: 978-1635574777  ASIN:‎ B097CSD3HH

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Isaac Butler is the coauthor (with Dan Kois) of The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels in America, which NPR named one of the best books of 2018. Butler’s writing has appeared in New York magazine, Slate, the GuardianAmerican Theatre, and other publications. For Slate, he created and hosted Lend Me Your Ears, a podcast about Shakespeare and politics, and currently co-hosts Working