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Sanford Meisner, also known as Sandy, was an American actor and acting teacher who developed an approach to acting instruction that is now known as the Meisner technique. While Meisner’s peer, Lee Strasberg developed the well-known method acting at the Group Theatre, Sandy found the use of affective memory recall to be unhealthy for a long-term career in acting. The Meisner approach differs greatly from Strasberg’s method in that he, like Konstantin Stanislavski, completely abandoned the use of affective memory, and instead emphasizes placing attention on each moment between the actor and their partner. This “reality of doing,” is the foundation of his approach and it not only teaches people how to enjoy acting but also how to simply enjoy living.