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 : 2013-04-01
Total Pages : 288 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 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 : Routledge
Release : 2016-10-04
Total Pages : 726 Pages
ISBN : 9781315474236


The Stanislavski System

The Stanislavski System

This clearly written guide to the Stanislavski method has long been a favorite among students and teachers of acting. Now, in light of books and articles recently published in the Soviet Union, Sonia Moore has made revisions that include a new section on the subtext of a role. She provides detailed explanations of all the methods that actors in training have found indispensable for more than twenty years. Designed to create better actors, this guide will put individuals in touch with themselves and increase personal sensitivity as well.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Sonia Moore
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 1984-10-02
Total Pages : 112 Pages
ISBN : 9781101562581


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


Building A Character

Building A Character

Contained within this rare antiquarian book is a fascinating guide for actors pertaining to the craft of creating and becoming a character, written by the father of method acting: Konstantin Stanislavski. A truly amazing and insightful book on the naturalistic approach to acting, this is a book sure to have been read by many famous actors and constitutes a veritable must-have for aspiring and seasoned actors alike. Konstantin Sergeievich Stanislavski (1863 1938) was a Russian actor and theatre director, famous for being the progenitor of the Stanislavski method. Stanislavski received the Order of Lenin in 1937, the Order of the Red Banner of Labour in 1938, and People's Artist of the USSR in 1936 for his prolific contributions to the arts. Elected for republication due to its immense historical and educational value, this book originally published in 1950 is proudly republished here with a new introductory biography of the author."

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Genre : Drama
Author : Esther McCracken
Publisher : Abdul Press
Release : 2011-11
Total Pages : 310 Pages
ISBN : 1447439333


Sanford Meisner On Acting

Sanford Meisner On Acting

Sanford Meisner was one of the best known and beloved teachers of acting in the country. This book follows one of his acting classes for fifteen months, beginning with the most rudimentary exercises and ending with affecting and polished scenes from contemporary American plays. Written in collaboration with Dennis Longwell, it is essential reading for beginning and professional actors alike. Throughout these pages Meisner is a delight—always empathizing with his students and urging them onward, provoking emotion, laughter, and growing technical mastery from his charges. With an introduction by Sydney Pollack, director of Out of Africa and Tootsie, who worked with Meisner for five years. "This book should be read by anyone who wants to act or even appreciate what acting involves. Like Meisner's way of teaching, it is the straight goods."—Arthur Miller "If there is a key to good acting, this one is it, above all others. Actors, young and not so young, will find inspiration and excitement in this book."—Gregory Peck

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Sanford Meisner
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2012-11-07
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9780307830630


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 : 271 Pages
ISBN : 0878309810


An Actor Prepares

An Actor Prepares

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Genre : Method acting
Author : Konstantin Stanislavsky
Publisher :
Release : 1950
Total Pages : 295 Pages
ISBN : OCLC:127240703


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