Drama, performing arts, and acting will probably always be a source of controversy for human beings who love to be entertained and, seemingly in every culture, nearly worship their entertainers. In the twenty-first century, as people seek to express deeper emotional levels and more complex roles, the art of acting does not get any easier for those that pursue this career path.

Just before his death, a documentary film about Strasberg and Actors Studio debuted titled Acting: Lee Strasberg and the Actors Studio.7

In 1987, the film Hello Actors Studio was released, and another documentary titled, Overview for Miracle on 44th Street: A Portrait of the Actors Studio made its debut in 1991.8

In an article for The Guardian in the year 2000, artistic director, Estelle Parsons reflected on the mission, purpose and intention of the Actor's Studio they wanted to return to its original purpose, "We want to work toward making it… a place of refuge from the commercial world."9


  1. ↑ Wendy Smith, Noises Off at the Venerable Actors Studio The New York Times, May 29, 1994. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  2. ↑ Pace University, Actors Studio Master of fine Arts, Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  3. ↑ Mel Gussow, The Method, Still Disputed but Now Ubiquitous The New York Times, April 14, 1987. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Actors Studio, Homepage. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  5. ↑ Don B. Wilmeth and C. W. E. Bigsby, New York Architecture Images, Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Don B. Wilmeth and Christopher Bigsby (eds.), The Cambridge History of American Theatre (Cambridge University Press, 2000, ISBN 978-0521669597), 499.
  7. ↑ San Francisco International Film Festival, Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  8. ↑ Turner Classic Movies, Miracle on 44th Street: A Portrait of the Actors Studio, Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  9. ↑ Michael Ellison, Stars to make Method work at Actors' Studio The Guardian, June 21, 2000. Retrieved July 26, 2018.


  • Adams, Cindy Heller. Lee Strasberg, The Imperfect Genius of the Actors Studio. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1980. ISBN 0385124961
  • Frome, Shelly. The Actors Studio: A History. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2001. ISBN 0786410736
  • Garfield, David. A Player's Place: The Story of the Actors Studio. New York: Macmillan, 1980. ISBN 0025426508
  • Hirsch, Foster. A Method to Their Madness: The History of the Actors Studio. New York: W.W. Norton, 1984. ISBN 0393017834
  • Wilmeth, Don B., and Christopher Bigsby (eds.). The Cambridge History of American Theatre. Cambridge University Press, 2000. ISBN 978-0521669597

External links

All links retrieved November 3, 2019.

  • The official web site of The Actors Studio.
  • The Actors Studio
  • PBS American Masters Series profile.
  • Gussow, Mel. 1997. Once-Exclusive Actors Studio Reaches Out to the Public