I regard play as a form of art. (Sir Herbert Read: poet, soldier, art critic and anarchist, 1893-1968)

APA RT F R O M DAV I D K R A S N E R ’S chapter on Strasberg, Adler andMeisner, framed within the context of Method acting, this is the only essay in this volume which presents the practices of three contemporary theatre pedagogues as a ‘set’ to be considered together. At once, for both author and reader, this raises questions about motive, justification and methodology.