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J. Hayes (2013). Actor training across cultures: the interplace in actor training (Keynote address - APB Forum). Asia-Pacific Bureau Theatre Schools' Festival, Vietnam, 9th September.

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Asia-Pacific Bureau - APB

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Festival organized from Thursday 5th to Tuesday 10th September 2013 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The Festival will be an unique opportunity for both APB member schools and guest schools, as well as, individuals who work in the field of drama/theatre/dance training to share knowledge and experience, and to promote and extend the professional link internationally.


A friend recently told me that he taught a condensed course in Acting at the Australian Film and Television School, in Sydney, specifically designed for film directors in which he introduced film directors to 12 differing methods of actor training. The methods ranged over Russian techniques, Japanese techniques, a Brazilian method and several American methods. Yes. There is a multitude of actor training methods and if one searches historically there are even more to be found from the past.