The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel. – Piet Mondrain - Artist

 

SUGGESTED READING:

An Actor Prepares

By Constantin Stanislavski

My Life In Art

By Constantin Stanislavski

Stanislavski and America

An Anthology From the Tulane Drama Review

To The Actor

By Michael Chekhov

Theatre in the Twentieth Century

An Anthology Edited By Robert W. Corrigan

The Impossible Theateer (A Manifesto)

By Herbert Blau

The Fervent Years

By Harold Clurman

Tragedy and Comedy

By Walter Kerr

The Artist’s Way

By Julia Cameron

Any (if not all) of the following playwrites:
Aeschylus
Sophocles
Euripides
Aristophanes
Niccolò Machiavelli
Christopher Marlowe William Shakespeare
Miguel de Cervantes
Molière, Jean Baptiste Poquelin
Jean Racine 
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Victor Hugo 
Aleksandr Pushkin 
Henrik Ibsen 
August Strindberg 
Oscar Wilde 
George Bernard Shaw
Anton Chekhov
James Barrie
Luigi Pirandello 
Somerset Maugham 
Thornton Wilder 
Sean O'Casey 
Bertolt Brecht 
Jean Cocteau 
Elmer Rice 
Antonin Artaud 
Philip Barry 
Federico García Lorca
Noel Coward 
Christopher Isherwood 
Lillian Hellman 
Jean Paul Sartre 
Samuel Beckett 
Clifford Odets 
Jean Anouilh 
Tennessee Williams 
Eugène Ionesco 
William Inge 
Dylan Thomas
Arthur Miller 
Neil Simon 
Edward Albee 
John Osborne 
Harold Pinter 
Václav Havel 
Tom Stoppard  
Sam Shepard 
August Wilson 
David Mamet 
David Hare 
Tony Kushner