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A selection of support materials for Unit 3 & 4

Sanford Meisner

Online databases:

A online collection of magazine and newspaper articles as well as interview transcripts, images and videos. You can sort your results by publication, full text versions and even date. Online databases are available through the portal and many require specific login details.

Both EBSCOhost and Gale INFOTRAC have specialized databases so use these first. 

Suggested articles would include:

  • Willaim Esper: he article presents an interview with the acting teacher William Esper, discussing his artistic focus on the nature of actors' motivations in pleasing an audience. Additional issues explored include the influence of his training under Sanford Meisner, the role of authority in teaching, and the establishment of an inner-drive in artistic creation.
  • Sanford Meisner; Renowned Acting Teacher: Sanford Meisner, 91, an actor and venerated acting teacher and an original member of New York's Group Theatre. The innovative organization, which included Lee Strasberg, Elia Kazan and other theatrical leaders, was founded in 1931.

  • Approaching a role: Experts talk on technique: Script analysis. Objectives. Actions. Internalizing. Externalizing. Interpretation. Trust. Terminology that's part of every actor's vocabulary. Though the concepts are taught by acting teachers and coaches everywhere, it's the emphasis of one or more of these areas, or variations on them, which create the various approaches to the craft.

  • Approaching a role: Actors talk about their techniques: For this semi-annual Acting Schools Spotlight, we set out to discuss specific teachers or disciplines, seeking working actors who are well versed in these. The result? An informed summary of many diverse methods of training available in New York City.

Online encyclopaedia:

Online encyclopaedias are great for short, concise and reliable information. It may be best to access these articles from the Online encyclopaedias page through the Hale portal. Don't forget Britannica has ready made citations for you to use.

  • Variety of reading levels
  • Quality resources including text, images, videos and ‘Web’s Best Sites’
  • Read aloud facility
  • Size your font up or down
  • Ready-made citation


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