Hardcover. Ochoa's biography introduces Stella Adler - pioneer of method acting - one of the most under recognised, yet most influential luminaries of the 20th century.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 354 pages. 0.744. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Arthur Miller decided to become a playwright after seeing her perform with the Group Theater. Marlon Brando attributed his acting to her genius as a teacher. Theater critic Robert Brustein calls her the greatest acting teacher in America. At the turn of the 20th centuryby which time acting had hardly evolved since classical Greece. Stella Adler became a child star of the Yiddish stage in New York, where she was being groomed to refine acting craft and eventually help pioneer its modern gold standard: method acting. Stellas emphasis on experiencing a role through the actions in the given circumstances of the work directs actors toward a deep sociological understanding of the imagined characters: their social class, geographic upbringing, biography, which enlarges the actors creative choices. Always onstage, Stellas flamboyant personality disguised a deep sense of not belonging. Her unrealized dream of becoming a movie star chafed against an unflagging commitment to the transformative power of art. From her Depression-era plays with the Group Theatre to freedom fighting during WWII, Stella used her notoriety as a tool for change. For this book, Sheana Ochoa worked alongside Irene Gilbert, Stellas friend of 30 years, who provided Ochoa with a trove of Stellas personal and pedagogical materials, and Ochoa interviewed Stellas entire living family, including her daughter Ellen; her colleagues and friends, from Arthur Miller to Karl Malden; and her students from Robert De Niro to Mark Ruffalo. Unearthing countless unpublished letters and interviews, private audio recordings, Stellas extensive FBI file, class videos and private audio recordings, Ochoas biography introduces one of the most under recognized, yet most influential luminaries of the 20th century.
About the Author: SHEANA OCHOA writes about theater and is widely published in such online outlets as CNN.com and Salon, in addition to her own arts blog, SLAM. She inaugurated the One-Act Play Festival at the Stella Adler Academy in Hollywood and in 2012 co-founded a new company, Freedom Theatre West, where she co-produced its inaugural play. She received a Master's in professional writing from the University of Southern California. Ochoa lives in Los Angeles.
Title: Stella! Mother of Modern Acting (Hardcover)
Book Condition: New
Book Description Applause Theatre & Cinema, 2014. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP77597298
Book Description Applause Theatre & Cinema, 2014. Condition: Good. First Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP96941253
Book Description Applause Theatre & Cinema, 2014. Condition: Good. First Edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP78057470
Book Description Applause Theatre & Cinema. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2801948315
Book Description Applause Theatre & Cinema. Hardcover. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 2849393699
Book Description Leonard Corporation, Hal. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. This book shows minor wear and is in very good condition. Seller Inventory # G1480355534I4N10
Book Description Leonard Corporation, Hal. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Very good condition book with only light signs of previous use. Seller Inventory # G1480355534I4N00
Book Description Leonard Corporation, Hal. Hardcover. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G1480355534I3N10
Book Description Condition: Good. Dust jacket included and in good condtion with minor to some wear. Corners may show some wear but no tears or rips. Seller Inventory # 4CJH0S00090U
Book Description Applause Theatre & Cinema, 2014. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Publisher overstock or return with minor shelfwear. May have remainder mark. Leaves our warehouse same or next business day. Most continental U.S. orders lead time 4-10 days. International - most countries 10-21 days, others 4 weeks. Seller Inventory # mon0000679935