The Method : Based on Stanislavski and Strasberg

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  • Creator Diane Hull
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication [Place of publication not identified] : Diane Hull, [1995] New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, 2017. ©1995
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr., 59 min., 25 sec)) : sound, color


  • Lorrie Hull, who studied and worked with Leo Strasberg, explains and demonstrates the different techniques of relaxation and four basic sensory and concentration exercises. The video also includes scenework critiqued by Academy Award-winning actors, including Martin Landau, Shelley Winters, and Cloris Leachman, illustrating how Method actors and directors work.


  • Originally released by Diane Hull, 1995.
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on December 19, 2017.
  • Streaming video file.
  • Closed-captioned.


  • Teaching the Method (4:29); Relaxation (9:57); Working Towards Relaxation (10:38); Perfecting Relaxation Techniques (1:49); Basic Sensory Exercises: The Breakfast Drink (4:55); Concentration and Relaxation (11:05); Concentrating of Feeling (5:09); Basic Sensory Exercises: The Mirror (2:27); Creating the Image (9:45); Maintaining Concentration (10:49); Method Acting (4:29); Basic Sensory Exercises: Sunshine (3:17); Concentrating on the Scene (5:08); Discomfort in a Scene (6:29); Dianne Hull's Method (4:17); Basic Sensory Exercises: Sharp Pain (4:08); Physical Pain (6:32); Improvising While in Pain (4:12); Scenes From the Stage (8:10); Credits: The Method (0:57)
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