He acted in Richard Wilbur's translation Jean Baptiste Moliere's play, "Tartuffe," in a National Theatre Company production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with John Gielgud, Joan Plowright, Jeremy Brett, Jeanne Watts, Louise Purnell, and Derek Jacobi in the cast. Tyrone Guthrie was director.
Sir Robert Stephens
6' 1" (1.85 m)
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[on "The Method"] I once asked two old Russian actors about the Method, because I'd seen American actors in New York use their version of it and it was so awful, amateur and inept and stupid. And they said to me, "If you have a copy of ['Konstantin Stanislavski' 's] "My Life in Art" or "An Actor Prepares", just take it out and throw it in the river". If it was no use to them, it was certainly of ...
One of eight actors profiled by Roger Lewis
in his 1989 book, "Stage People": the interview with Stephens takes place in the Dirty Duck pub in Stratford-on-Avon.