From one of the most famous and influential acting teachers of her time, of all time--whose generations of students include Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Warren Beatty, Meryl Streep, Jerome Robbins, Annette Bening, Peter Bogdanovich, Sydney Pollack, and Mark Ruffalo--the long-awaited companion volume to her book On Ibsen, Strindberg, and Chekhov ("Evidence," wrote John Guare, "that Stella Adler is hands down the greatest acting teacher America has produced...Nobody with a serious interest in the theater can afford to be without this book").
In Adler's new book, she considers America's plays and playwrights--the giants of the twentieth century, men she knew, loved, and worked with. Among them: Eugene O'Neill, Tennessee Williams, Clifford Odets, William Inge, Arthur Miller, and Edward Albee. She turns her powerful, discerning gaze on O'Neill's Mourning Becomes Electra and Long Day's Journey into Night; Williams's The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire; Odets's Awake and Sing! and Golden Boy; Inge's Picnic, Bus Stop, and Come Back, Little Sheba; Miller's Death of a Salesman and After the Fall.
Illuminating, revelatory, inspiring; Stella Adler at her electrifying best.