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An Actor Prepares

An Actor Prepares

by Constantin Stanislavsky

  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Release : 2015-06-29
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 1447489861
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“An Actor Prepares” is a 1936 guide to acting by Konstantin Stanislavski. Konstantin Sergeievich Stanislavski (1863 – 1938) was an influential Russian theatre practitioner. He was himself a highly-esteemed character actor and directed many successful productions. However, he is most famous for his 'system' of learning to act, focusing on training, preparation, and technique. This was the first of Stanislavski's book on acting. Concentrating on preparation, it offers the aspiring actor or actress tips and instructions on how they should prepare for performances. This seminal volume constitutes a must-have for all with an interest in acting and the work of Stanislavski. Contents include: “The First Test”, “When Acting Is An Art”, “Action”, “Imagination”, “Concentration”, “Of Attention”, “Relaxation Of Muscles”, “Units And Objectives”, “Faith And A Sense Of Truth”, “Emotion Memory”, “Communion”, “Adaptation”, “Inner Motive Forces”, “The Unbroken Line”, “The Inner Creative”, “State”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

An Actor's Work

An Actor's Work

by Konstantin Stanislavski

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-10-04
  • Pages : 726
  • ISBN : 1315474239
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Stanislavski

Stanislavski
An Actor Prepares ; Building a Character ; Creating a Role

by Konstantin Stanislavsky

  • Publisher : Theatre Arts Books
  • Release : 1989-06-01
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9780878309801
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An Actor Prepares

An Actor Prepares

by Konstantin Stanislavsky

  • Publisher : London : G. Bles, 1964 [c1936]
  • Release : 1965
  • Pages : 295
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Shakespearean Actor Prepares

A Shakespearean Actor Prepares

by Adrian Brine,Michael York

  • Publisher : Smith & Kraus Pub Incorporated
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781575251899
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Shakespeare knew more than any other playwright about the art of acting and the art of theater; practitioners affirm this. While creating superhuman characters and setting them in situations that stretch the imagination to its limits, he also provided his actors with the keys to playing them. A Shakespearean Actor Prepares reveals these keys. There is no general consensus about how Shakespeare "should" be played: there are no rules. This book is not concerned with arriving, but with setting out. It will point out the sources of energy in his plays, which, if tapped, will galvanize an actor's fantasy and liberate his talent.

An Actor Prepares

An Actor Prepares

by Konstantin Stanislavsky

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1948
  • Pages : 295
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An Actor's Work on a Role

An Actor's Work on a Role

by Konstantin Stanislavski

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2009-09-01
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1135203431
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

An Actor Prepares

An Actor Prepares

by Konstantin Stanislavsky

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  • Release : 1948
  • Pages : 295
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  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An Actor Prepares

An Actor Prepares

by Konstantin Stanislavsky

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  • Release : 1944
  • Pages : 295
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  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Creating a Role

Creating a Role

by Konstantin Stanislavsky

  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN : 9780878309818
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This third volume examines the development of a character from the viewpoint of three widely contrasting plays.

Building a Character

Building a Character

by Esther McCracken,Constantin Stanislavsky

  • Publisher : Abdul Press
  • Release : 2011-11
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 9781447439332
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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."

An actor prepares

An actor prepares
Transl. by Elizabeth R. Hapgood

by Konstantin S. Stanislavskij

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1967
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An Actor Prepares

An Actor Prepares

by Konstantin Stanislavsky

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1936
  • Pages : 295
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This work is the first volume of Stanislavski's trilogy on the art of acting; it explains the art of acting in semi-fiction form. Fusing psychological realism and expressionism, his exploratory exercises teach actors to evoke past emotions that draw out their vulnerability. Stanislavski here introduces such concepts as the "magic if," "emotion memory," the "unbroken line" and many more now famous rehearsal aids. This classic manual is written from the viewpoint of fictional actors taking lessons from a director (based on Stanislavski). Through the student's mistakes, questions, revelations, and struggles, Stanislavski teaches the actor about the stage, truth, and life itself.

Stanislavski's Legacy

Stanislavski's Legacy
A Collection of Comments on a Variety of Aspects of an Actor's Art and Life

by Konstantin Stanislavsky

  • Publisher : Methuen Drama
  • Release : 1981
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN : 9780413477705
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The most informal - and in some ways the most delightful - of all Stanislavski books" - Sir Michael Redgrave No one has had a greater influence on acting as we know it than Stanislavski. His "method" - or interpretations of it - has become the central force determining almost every performance we see on stage or screen. Stanislavski's Legacy is a companion volume to his three great teaching books, An Actor Prepares, Building a Character and Creating a Role. It is a carefully arranged selection of the articles, speeches, notes and memoirs written between 1898, when the Moscow Art Theatre opened, and his death in 1938. Among the items are a series of brilliant letters on the interpretation of Othello, the long and affectionate article "Memories of Chekhov" and a final section in which Stanislavski envisages the theatre and the actors of the future. "The legacy which Stanislavski and his collaborators have left us is, in all truth, magnificent; and its benefits are available not only to the actor and actress but to everyone who aspires to become a rounded human being" - Observer

An Actor's Handbook

An Actor's Handbook
An Alphabetical Arrangement of Concise Statements on Aspects of Acting

by Konstantin Stanislavsky

  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9780878301812
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the classic lexicon of Stanislavski's most important concepts, all in the master's own words. Upon its publication in 1963, An Actor's Handbook quickly established itself as an essential guide for actors and directors. Culling key passages from Stanislavski's vast output, this book covers more than one hundred and fifty key concepts, among them 'Improvisation', 'External Technique', 'Magic If', 'Imaginary Objects', 'Discipline', 'What Is My System?' and 'Stage Fright'. This reissued, attractively packaged edition will be an essential book for any performer.

Building A Character

Building A Character

by Constantin Stanislavski

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-12-04
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1135855269
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Intent to Live

The Intent to Live
Achieving Your True Potential As an Actor

by Larry Moss

  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release : 2005-12
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN : 0553381202
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The legendary acting coach shares his inspirational philosophy and effective techniques--including case studies, exercises, and professional insights--designed to help actors connect personally with a script, develop a character from the inside out, overcome fear and inhibitions, hone technical skills, and more. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

The Stanislavski System

The Stanislavski System
The Professional Training of an Actor; Second Revised Edition

by Sonia Moore

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 1984-10-02
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 1101562587
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Konstantin Stanislavsky

Konstantin Stanislavsky

by Bella Merlin

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2004-03-01
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 1134513488
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This compact, well-illustrated and clearly written book offers an essential guide to the complex and contradictory nature of this master of theatre. Routledge Performance Practitioners are a series of introductory guides to key theatre-makers. These compact, well-illustrated and clearly written books will unravel the contribution of modern theatre's most charismatic innovators. This is the first book to combine: - an overview of Stanislavsky's life history - an assessment of his widely read text, An Actor Prepares - detailed commentary of the key 1998 production of The Seagull - an indispensable set of practical exercises for actors, teachers and directors. As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners are unbeatable value for today's student.

Sanford Meisner on Acting

Sanford Meisner on Acting

by Sanford Meisner,Dennis Longwell

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2012-11-07
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0307830632
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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