It proved a crucial stepping stone for Brando, however, in proving that his techniques for embodying a character could be translated to the screen.
An article published in the New York Times, by an unnamed physiognomy specialist, focuses upon the lasting psychological effects of metamorphosis on the theatre performer.
Long after the method system had become a renowned theatrical practice, Stanislavski realised the importance of a specifically focused study of the body and its functions, in relation to performance.
Lecoq began his career in the sporting arena, specialising in physical education.
The body in performance was crucial to the actors interpretation.
At the end of the first scene, his closing statement is fundamental to understanding why the aesthetic is so important to him.