See “Modern Acting: The Lost Chapter of American Film and Theatre,” by Cynthia Baron

@JaniceOCG See Modern Acting, 2016 book by #CynthiaAnnBaron. Dr. Cynthia Ann Baron is live, Thurs., Jan. 20 at 8 pm ET, w/ “If America Fails?” on TWN, for our chat on cults, cultures & religion in @HandmaidsOnHulu & other films.

Modern Acting: The Lost Chapter of American Film and Theatre, is a 2016 book by Cynthia Baron, where she considers the differences between modern and method acting, and contributions of women to film and theatre.  This inspires me to ask…

  • In your opinion, how do the women stars in The Handmaid’s Tale stack up as actors?
  • Are they using Modern acting or Method acting in The Handmaid’s Tale – and what’s the difference?

Let’s get all we can from this expert in film and theatre, to gain a deeper understanding of why we are so moved by the story and performances in The Handmaid’s Tale.  — LMO

By Dr. Cynthia Ann Baron
By Dr. Cynthia Ann Baron

WATCH Dr. Cynthia Ann Baron, Associate Professor, Theatre and Film, Bowling Green State University – LIVE – Thursday, January 20, 2022, 8 pm ET, on the TruthWorks Network YouTube channel, when she joins “If America Fails?:  The Coming Tyranny,” in discussion on Cults, Cultures and Religions in The Handmaid’s Tale, modern American culture and film.

“Tells the story of Modern acting long hidden by the mystique of Method acting. Highlights women’s key contributions to American film and theatre. Reveals Marlon Brando’s opposition to the Method and Stella Adler’s work as a Modern acting teacher.  Explores the significant connections between the Group Theatre and the Actors’ Lab in Hollywood.  Illuminates the creative labor of 21st century actors by tracing its roots to the 1930s and 1940s.”  — Publisher

Books by Dr. Cynthia Baron

Dr. Cynthia Ann Baron is an Associate Professor in Theatre and Film at Bowling Green State University, where she researches and teaches; authors scholarly books and articles on subjects related to the discipline; and provides keynote speeches and other presentations at conferences both domestically and internationally.  Her research and teaching interests include American Independent Cinema; Screenwriting; Taste Formation; Censorship; Food Studies; Women’s Cinema; and Actor Training, Stardom, and Screen Performance, among other subjects. She has taught courses on intersections between the film-media industry, national security, and cultural moments such as the Cold War and the Vietnam era.  Some other courses Dr. Baron teaches are American Independent Cinema; Hollywood, Censorship, and American Culture; and Performance and Theatre in the Americas. 

Most recently, she published Acting Indie: Industry, Aesthetics, and Performance (with Yannis Tzioumakis), (2020), which illustrates the many ways that actors contribute to American independent cinema and analyzes industrial developments; Modern Acting: The Lost Chapter of American Film and Theatre (2016), which, in part, highlights women’s key contributions to American film and theatre; and Denzel Washington (2015) where Baron traces the star’s persona and impact on mainstream society.  Current book projects include:  Recasting (White) Genres: Race, Ethnicity, and Performance in Contemporary Film and Television; Intersecting Aesthetics: Literary Adaptations and Cinematic Representations of Blackness, with co-editor Charlene Regester; and Imprisonment: Representation in Global Film and Media, with co-editor Karen Ritzenhoff.  She is co-chair of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Caucus on Class and has participated in events such as the Rethinking Realist Acting Conference in New York, and the Acting in Film Conference in Potsdam.  — If America Fails:  The Coming Tyranny, a TruthWorks Network Production

READ | Modern Acting: The Lost Chapter of American Film and Theatre | by Cynthia Baron | (Palgrave, 2016)

Published by Loga Michelle Odom @Odomanian

Founder/Host, Reading Changes Lives; Former Senior Producer, OUR COMMON GROUND Media / TruthWorks Network / If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny

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