Lee Strasberg

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Lee Strasberg
Israel Strassberg
BirthplaceBudzanów, Austria-Hungary
Actor, director, acting teacher

Strasberg, Lee

(străs`bərg, sträs`–), 1901–82, American theatrical director, teacher, and actor, b. Budzanów, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (now Budaniv, Ukraine) as Israel Strassberg. Strasberg immigrated to New York City in 1909. He was a cofounder in 1931 of the Group TheatreGroup Theatre,
organization formed in New York City in 1931 by Harold Clurman, Cheryl Crawford, and Lee Strasberg. Its founders, who had worked earlier with the Provincetown Players, wished to revive and redefine American theater by establishing a permanent company to present
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. There until 1937, he initiated training in "the Method," a process of acting based on StanislavskyStanislavsky, Constantin
, 1863–1938, Russian theatrical director, teacher, and actor, whose original name was Constantin Sergeyevich Alekseyev. He was cofounder with Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko of the Moscow Art Theater in 1898, which he would remain associated with for
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's teachings. Among the world's foremost teachers of acting, Strasberg was closely associated with The Actors StudioActors Studio, The,
organization founded 1947 in New York City by the directors Cheryl Crawford, Elia Kazan, and Robert Lewis to train professional actors. Long directed (1948–82) by Lee Strasberg and famous for its advocacy of the Stanislavsky "method" technique, the
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 in New York and became its director in 1950. He acted in movies in his later life, notably The Godfather Part II (1974).


See his autobiography (1987); biography by C. H. Adams (1980); R. H. Hethmon, ed., Strasberg at the Actors' Studio (1965).

Strasberg, Lee (b. Israel Strassberg)

(1901–82) theater director; born in Budzanov, Austria-Hungary (now Budanov, Ukraine). Brought to America as a child, he had a brief acting career, then was one of the founders of the Group Theatre in 1931, directing a number of plays there. But his greatest influence was through the Actors Studio where he became director in 1950. A proponent of "method" acting, he influenced several generations of actors, from Marlon Brando to Dustin Hoffman.
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Method acting revolves around the actor becoming submerged in a character and the Lee Strasberg Institute helps develop these skills by teaching a range of valuable subjects such as psychology and yoga.
IN 19711 TOOK A BEGINNING ACTING COURSE AT THE Lee Strasberg Theatrical Institute on East 15th Street in Manhattan, a modest brick building that remains a destination for aspiring actors to this day.
She can also refer to countless examples of Method-ic principles on display, from the naturalistic nuance of a Pacino performance to the unchecked play of her year-old granddaughter, Gwendolyn Lee Strasberg.
The fund named East 15th Street and Union Square East, where Strasberg grew up, Lee Strasberg Way, and established a committee to select annual Lee Strasberg honorees.
where nobody could hear the words for 25 years afterward," I suggest she talk with anyone--anyone--who worked with Lee Strasberg and they will tell her that Lee demanded that the actors speak up and be heard, clearly, in performance.
In addition to having impeccable credentials - a degree in film production from the University of North Carolina, acting studies at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York and rave reviews in her off-Broadway debut in ``Four Dogs and a Bone'' last fall - Huber has grown up around soap operas and knows the grueling work that's involved, Reilly said.
Participating in the recent trend to redeem Lee Strasberg, Allen challenges the claim that, in the heat of production, Strasberg abandoned his Method.
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Lee Strasberg, in charge of actor training within the Group, is reported to have bellowed in response.
Like the other expert teachers of his era - Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler and Robert Lewis - Meisner was an original member of the Group Theater of the 1930s, an ensemble of idealistic and passionate people with little money whose principles and techniques are still an influential force in American drama.
Many people in America think that Stanislavsky must be an American," Lee Strasberg quipped in 1965.