An Actor Prepares

An Actor Prepares

An Actor Prepares

One of the most important books on acting ever written, this is the book that introduced Stanislavski's influential 'system' to the English-speaking world.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Constantin Stanislavski
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2013-01-01
Total Pages : 283 Pages
ISBN : 9781780938431


An Actor S Work

An Actor S Work

Stanislavski’s ‘system’ has dominated actor-training in the West since his writings were first translated into English in the 1920s and 30s. His systematic attempt to outline a psycho-physical technique for acting single-handedly revolutionized standards of acting in the theatre. Until now, readers and students have had to contend with inaccurate, misleading and difficult-to-read English-language versions. Some of the mistranslations have resulted in profound distortions in the way his system has been interpreted and taught. At last, Jean Benedetti has succeeded in translating Stanislavski’s huge manual into a lively, fascinating and accurate text in English. He has remained faithful to the author's original intentions, putting the two books previously known as An Actor Prepares and Building A Character back together into one volume, and in a colloquial and readable style for today's actors. The result is a major contribution to the theatre, and a service to one of the great innovators of the twentieth century. This Routledge Classics edition includes a new Foreword by the director Richard Eyre.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Konstantin Stanislavski
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2016-10-04
Total Pages : 726 Pages
ISBN : 9781315474243


An Actor Prepares

An Actor Prepares

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Genre : Acting
Author : Konstantin Sergeevič Stanislavskij
Publisher :
Release : 1987
Total Pages : 313 Pages
ISBN : OCLC:256986424


The Magic If

The Magic If

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Genre : Child actors
Author : Elizabeth Y. Kelly
Publisher :
Release : 1973
Total Pages : 200 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015003627737


A Young Actor Prepares

A Young Actor Prepares

In A Young Actor Prepares, Jeff Alan-Lee masterfully delivers kids' and teens' acting classes presented as plays in script form. The classes are based on actual semesters at the Young Actor's Studio in Los Angeles and provide step-by-step approaches to help children and teenagers portray complex characters and tackle emotionally challenging roles. For over thirty years, Alan-Lee has worked with thousands of young people, teaching the work presented in this book. His work has been the springboard for award-winning artists in acting, directing, playwriting, screenwriting, and music. Inspired by Stanislavski's An Actor Prepares, Alan-Lee has developed engaging and exciting ways to create great acting, using a unique version of the Stanislavski system that he reworked for the young actor. It's a fun and easy method to help children and teens learn to apply Stanislavski-based exercises and use their own their own life experiences, imagination, and emotions to create authentic acting and performances. The book is for kids and teens, as well as teachers and parents. Kids and teens can find relatable characters and gain a deeper ability to make their acting shine. Teachers will get a unique look at how to handle a multitude of personalities while teaching the real work to children as young as eight. Parents will discover an actor's process that can lead their kids to greater self-esteem and creativity in all the arts

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Jeff Alan-Lee
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2021-11-01
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781493061044


Creating A Role

Creating A Role

This third volume examines the development of a character from the viewpoint of three widely contrasting plays.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Konstantin Stanislavsky
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 1989
Total Pages : 324 Pages
ISBN : 0878309810


True And False

True And False

One of our most brilliantly iconoclastic playwrights takes on the art of profession of acting with these words: invent nothing, deny nothing, speak up, stand up, stay out of school. Acting schools, “interpretation,” “sense memory,” “The Method”—David Mamet takes a jackhammer to the idols of contemporary acting, while revealing the true heroism and nobility of the craft. He shows actors how to undertake auditions and rehearsals, deal with agents and directors, engage audiences, and stay faithful to the script, while rejecting the temptations that seduce so many of their colleagues. Bracing in its clarity, exhilarating in its common sense, True and False is as shocking as it is practical, as witty as it is instructive, and as irreverent as it is inspiring.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : David Mamet
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2011-09-07
Total Pages : 144 Pages
ISBN : 9780307806499


An Actor S Work On A Role

An Actor S Work On A Role

An Actor’s Work on a Role is Konstantin Stanislavski’s exploration of the rehearsal process, applying the techniques of his seminal actor training system to the task of bringing truth to one’s chosen role. Originally published over half a century ago as Creating a Role, this book was the third in a planned trilogy – after An Actor Prepares and Building a Character, now combined in An Actor’s Work – in which Stanislavski sets out his psychological, physical and practical vision of actor training. This new translation from renowned scholar Jean Benedetti not only includes Stanislavski’s original teachings, but is also furnished with invaluable supplementary material in the shape of transcripts and notes from the rehearsals themselves, reconfirming 'The System' as the cornerstone of actor training.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Konstantin Stanislavski
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2009-09-01
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9781135203436


Building A Character

Building A Character

In his most famous book, An Actor Prepares, Stanislavski dealt with the imaginative processes. In the second book, Building a Character,he deals with the physical realisation of character on the stage,expressions, movement and speech etc. It is a book in which everytheory is inextricably bound up with practice - a perfect handbook tothe physical art of acting. The work of Stanislavski has inspired generations of actors andtrainers. This edition, now reprinted with a new cover at a moreaccessible price, has stood the test of time for actors all over theworld and was the original English language translation. A classic textfor every actors library. "An Actor must work all his life, cultivate his mind, train histalents systematically, develop his character; he may never despair andnever relinquish this main pupose - to love his art with all hisstrength and love it unselfishly." (Constantin Stanislavski)

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Genre : Education
Author : Konstantin Stanislavsky
Publisher : Methuen Publishing
Release : 2008
Total Pages : 299 Pages
ISBN : 1408100053


Building A Character

Building A Character

Building a Character is one of the three volumes that make up Stanislavski’s The Acting Trilogy. An Actor Prepares explores the inner preparation an actor must undergo in order to explore a role to the full. In this volume, Sir John Gielgud said, this great director “found time to explain a thousand things that have always troubled actors and fascinated students.” Building a Character discusses the external techniques of acting: the use of the body, movement, diction, singing, expression, and control. Creating a Role describes the preparation that precedes actual performance, with extensive discussions of Gogol’s The Inspector General and Shakespeare’s Othello. Sir Paul Scofield called Creating a Role “immeasurably important” for the actor. These three volumes belong on any actor’s short shelf of essential books.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Constantin Stanislavski
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-12-04
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9781135855260