Methods: A Journal of Acting Pedagogy

Methods: A Journal of Acting Pedagogy, is a peer reviewed journal dedicated to the art and craft of acting and its philosophies, exercises, and history. Methods explores acting for stage, film, and television, their similarities and differences, deconstructing old techniques and constructing new ones. Methods includes interviews with important industry professionals, academic and professional news about the performing arts, book reviews, and historical documents. Methods will embody everything about the craft and entertainment of acting, from culture to spirituality to truth.

Editor: Ruis Woertendyke
ISSN: 2471-5905

Methods Volume 5, Fall 2019

Methods is dedicated to the art and craft of acting and its philosophies, exercises, and history. This peer-reviewed journal includes interviews with important industry professionals, news about the performing arts in an academic setting, book reviews, and historical documents. Volume 5 features Cosmin Chivu’s interview with Rachel Chavkin and David Bryan, plus historical documents on Edwin Forrest.

ISBN: 978-1-935625-45-2
Paper, 2019
Editor: Ruis Woertendyke

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Methods Volume 4, Fall 2018

Methods is an informative and dynamic compilation on how to teach acting. The fourth volume explores the Theater of Consciousness, immersive theater, and practitioner research. Also included are Cosmin Chivu’s interview with Robert Benton, Hawk Koch, Avy Kaufman, and Lake Bell, historical documents on Blanche Bates, and reviews of recent books

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Methods Volume 3, Fall 2017

Articles on using experiences from being part of the Blue Men Group to teach acting, various ways of using games as a part of actor training, casting a ten minute play festival, and teaching acting for the digital era are among those included in this latest volume of Methods. An interview by Cosmin Chivu with playwright Neil LaBute is featured, along with an excerpt from Joseph Jefferson’s The Autobiography of Joseph Jefferson (1889). Recently published books on acting and acting pedagogy that are reviewed in this volume include: Black Acting Methods: Critical ApproachesActing, Imaging, and the UnconsciousRoadblocks in Acting, and The Actor’s Business Plan: A Career Guide for the Acting Life.

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Members of the Blue Man Group at an environmental awareness event for the New York Department of Environmental Protection; the Blue Man Group are featured in an article in Volume 3 of Methods, out now.




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Stage Combat Arts: An Integrated Approach to Acting by Christopher DuVal


The Outstanding Actor: Seven Keys to Success by Ken Rea


The Actor Training Reader edited by Mark Evans


Acting on the Script by Bruce Miller


The Right to Speak: Working with the Voice by Patsy Rodenburg


Great Shakespeare Actors: Burbage to Branagh by Stanley Wells


Directing Shakespeare in America: Current Practices by Charles Ney


The Shakespeare Workbook and Video: A Practical Course for Actors by David Carey and Rebecca Clark Carey


Acting Shakespeare’s Language by Andy Hinds


Essential Acting: A Practical Handbook for Actors, Teachers and Directors by Brigid Panet


Acting with Passion: A Performer’s Guide to Emotions on Cue by Niki Flacks


Past Volumes of Methods

ISBN: 978-0-9619518-7-0 2016, Paper, Price: $40.00 Add To Cart
ISBN: 978-0-96-19518-1-8 2015 Paper, Price: $40.00 Add To Cart