Reading about Realism Onstage in Literature Craft &Voice - Delbanco and Cheuse, p. 1344,
says actors like "Marilyn Monroe
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and Marlon Brando -
made a method out of naturalism onstage.
An actor and his or her character should merge so that the
role becomes inhabited by the person cast in it;"
Dr. Eric W. Trumbull, Professor of Theatre and Speech explains that "realism was partly a response to new social and artistic conditions. It is where people move and talk in a manner similar to that of our everyday behavior. It was to deal with everyday life and problems as subjects.
A dominant style for 120 years, realism holds the idea of the stage as an environment, rather than as an acting platform."