The Way of Acting: The Theatre Writings of Tadashi Suzuki by Tadashi Suzuki
Widely considered the most influential contemporary theatre director in Japan, Tadashi Suzuki provides a thorough and accessible formulation of his ideas and beliefs, and insights into his training methods — the Suzuki Method of Actor Training (not to be confused with the violin training technique).
His method of training actors has been taught in the United States since the early eighties. Some programs which employ this method in their training of actors include the Juilliard School, Columbia, University of Washington, and others. This technique has gained a broader audience in professional theater circles including the Royal Shakespeare Company among many.
Outside of Mr. Suzuki some of the main proponents and teachers of this method have been Americans. This method has been reviewed and written about in major theater journals and publications dealing seriously with issues surrounding the state of American theater and the training of American actors. The Suzuki Method of Actor Training develops the actor's inner physical sensibilities, builds the will, stamina and concentration.