The Art of American Screen Acting, 1912-1960
Dan Callahan, the author of The Art of American Screen Acting, 1912-1960, takes us through the evolution of acting for the camera: from Lillian Gish in the silent era to John Barrymore and Bette Davis in the sound era. He will end his talk by describing the change-over to the Method actors in the 1950s, which will be represented by the deeply emotional work of Kim Stanley. Dan is the author of Barbara Stanwyck: The Miracle Woman (2012), Vanessa: The Life of Vanessa Redgrave (2014), The Art of American Screen Acting, 1912-1960 (2018), and a novel, That Was Something (2018).
Co-sponsored by the Department of Performance Studies and the Department of Cinema Studies, NYU. Free and open to the public.