Steele MacKaye: Actor training methods
Hebert, Donald Francis
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In order to fully understand American actor education before the introduction of twentieth century methods, it is necessary to explore the philosophy and methods of one of the pioneer proponents of that education, Steele MacKaye. Most existing studies on MacKaye center on his roles as manager, playwright and inventor. Of particular note in this material is the body of work dealing with MacKaye's concept and design for the 1893 World's Fair Spectatorium that took place in Chicago, Illinois. The project, though never fiilly realized, was to have a major impact on scenography in this country during the twentieth century.