“Actors usually use only the superficial characteristics of their type. Their idea of reality is to be natural, simple and direct. And they have to be brought to understand that reality means dealing precisely and intensely with whatever the play is concerned with.”

— Lee Strasberg, at the Actors Studio

“The actor must have full belief in whatever he thinks and says on the stage. A good deal of routine acting work merely consists of finding substitutes for that faith and belief. But when the actor can really believe, when he allows himself really to think, when his imagination really functions, he does not need clich