Stella Adler on America's Master Playwrights

Eugene O'Neill, Thornton Wilder, Clifford Odets, William Saroyan, Tennessee Williams, William Inge, Arth

By Stella Adler; Barry Paris (Editor)
(Vintage Books, Paperback, 9780679746997, 400pp.)

Publication Date: September 10, 2013

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Stella Adler was one of the most influential acting teachers of all time, a legendary force of nature whose generations of students include Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Anthony Quinn, Diana Ross, Robert De Niro, Warren Beatty, Annette Benning, and Mark Ruffalo.
This long-awaited companion to her book on the master European playwrights brings to life America's most revered playwrights, whom she knew, loved, and worked with. Brilliantly edited by Barry Paris, Adler's lectures on the giants of twentieth-century theater feature her indispensable insights into such classic plays as "Long Day's Journey into Night," "The Skin of Our Teeth," "A Streetcar Named Desire," "Come Back, Little Sheba," "The Glass Menagerie," and "Death of a Salesman," while shedding new light on such lesser known gems as Tennessee Williams's "The Lady of Larkspur Lotion" and Arthur Miller's "After the Fall." Illuminating, revelatory, inspiring--this is Stella Adler at her electrifying best.

About the Author
Adler was a founding member of the Group Theatre.

Barry Paris is an author and journalist based in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. His best-known works include acclaimed biographies of film stars Louise Brooks, Greta Garbo, and Audrey Hepburn. He is a movie reviewer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and cohost of a weekly radio show on WQED-FM. Paris has won multiple awards for cultural and investigative reporting.
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