An Actor Prepares

An Actor Prepares
Author: Constantin Stanislavski
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN: 1780938438
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Actor Prepares Book Excerpt:

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.

An Actor Prepares

An Actor Prepares
Author: Constantin Stanislavsky
Publsiher: Read Books Ltd
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2013-03-06
ISBN: 1447489861
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Actor Prepares Book Excerpt:

“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 Prepares

An Actor Prepares
Author: Constantin Stanislavski
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 344
Release: 1989-04-28
ISBN: 113680255X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Actor Prepares Book Excerpt:

Stanislavski's simple exercises fire the imagination, and help readers not only discover their own conception of reality but how to reproduce it as well.

An Actor Prepares Less

An Actor Prepares Less
Author: Melody Anne Castillo Butiu
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 20
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An Actor Prepares

An Actor Prepares
Author: Konstantin Stanislavsky,Elizabeth Reynolds Hapgood
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 313
Release: 1937
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Acting
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An Actor s Work

An Actor s Work
Author: Konstantin Stanislavski
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 726
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN: 1315474239
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Actor s Work Book Excerpt:

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.

The Student Actor Prepares

The Student Actor Prepares
Author: Gai Jones
Publsiher: Intellect Books
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2014-01-01
ISBN: 1783202602
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Student Actor Prepares Book Excerpt:

The Student Actor Prepares is a practical, interactive approach to a student actor’s journey. Each chapter includes acting principles, their importance to the process, and workbook entries for emotional work, script analysis, and applications to the study of theatre. Topics cover a brief history of the art of acting and how the study of acting can be an advantage in numerous occupations; an actor’s discovery of emotional work; movement and mime practices for the actor; vocal practices for the actor; solo improvisational study; script analysis for the individual actor; rehearsal tips; monologue work; original solo work; audition information; working with an acting partner or in a production; acting resources; and research topics.

An Actor s Work on a Role

An Actor s Work on a Role
Author: Konstantin Stanislavski
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-09-01
ISBN: 1135203431
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Actor s Work on a Role Book Excerpt:

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.

Konstantin Stanislavsky

Konstantin Stanislavsky
Author: Bella Merlin
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780415258852
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Konstantin Stanislavsky Book Excerpt:

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 the key theatre-makers of the last century. Each volume explains the background to and the work of one of the major influences on twentieth and twenty-first century performance. These compact, well-illustrated and clearly written books unravel the contribution of modern theatre's most charismatic innovators, through: *personal biography *explanation of key writings *description of significant productions *reproduction of practical exercises. 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.

An Actor Prepares

An Actor Prepares
Author: Konstantin Stanislavsky
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 336
Release: 1969
ISBN: 9780429239267
Category: Method acting
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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New Theatre Quarterly 76 Volume 19 Part 4

New Theatre Quarterly 76  Volume 19  Part 4
Author: Simon Trussler,Clive Barker
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2003-05-24
ISBN: 9780521535915
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Theatre Quarterly 76 Volume 19 Part 4 Book Excerpt:

Provides an international forum where theatrical scholarship and practice can meet.

A Student s Guide to AS Drama and Theatre Studies for the AQA Specification

A Student s Guide to AS Drama and Theatre Studies for the AQA Specification
Author: Philip Rush,Robert Lowe
Publsiher: Rhinegold Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2004-06-01
ISBN: 1904226272
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An Actor s Work

An Actor s Work
Author: Konstantin Stanislavski
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 726
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN: 1315474247
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Actor s Work Book Excerpt:

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.

An Actor Prepares

An Actor Prepares
Author: Konstantin Stanislavsky
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 295
Release: 1972
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Acting
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Acting is Believing

Acting is Believing
Author: Kenneth L. Stilson,Larry D. Clark,Charles McGaw
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-01-01
ISBN: 1305156269
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acting is Believing Book Excerpt:

Did you know that an actor must believe to make his audience believe? This is the key concept behind ACTING IS BELIEVING. Authors Charles McGaw and Larry D. Clark have influenced thousands of actors, and this Twelfth Edition has been completely updated by Kenneth Stilson to inspire today's future acting professionals. New exercises keep the content current and relevant. You'll learn the Stanislavski System and how to perfect using it, and benefit from hundreds of other tips that help you become the flawless actor you are meant to be. The final chapter, Getting the Job, will help you find a job in the acting industry by discussing the latest approaches to auditioning and marketing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Screen Acting

Screen Acting
Author: Peter Kramer,Alan Lovell
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2014-04-08
ISBN: 1317972503
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Screen Acting Book Excerpt:

While not everyone would agree with Alfred Hitchcock's notorious remark that 'actors are cattle', there is little understanding of the work film actors do. Yet audience enthusiasm for, or dislike of, actors and their style of performance is a crucial part of the film-going experience. Screen Acting discusses the development of film acting, from the stylisation of the silent era, through the naturalism of Lee Strasberg's 'Method', to Mike Leigh's use of improvisation. The contributors to this innovative volume explore the philosophies which have influenced acting in the movies and analyse the styles and techniques of individual filmmakers and performers, including Bette Davis, James Mason, Susan Sarandon and Morgan Freeman. There are also interviews with working actors: Ian Richardson discusses the relationship between theatre, film and television acting; Claire Rushbrook and Ron Cook discuss theri work with Mike Leigh, and Helen Shaver discusses her work with the critic Susan Knobloch.

An Actor s Handbook

An Actor s Handbook
Author: Konstantin Stanislavsky
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780878301812
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Actor s Handbook Book Excerpt:

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.

The Opera Singer s Acting Toolkit

The Opera Singer s Acting Toolkit
Author: Martin Constantine
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-10-31
ISBN: 1350006483
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Opera Singer s Acting Toolkit Book Excerpt:

The complete dramatic toolbox for the opera singer – a step-by-step guide detailing how to create character, from auditions through to rehearsal and performance and formulate a successful career. Drawing upon the innovative approach to the training of young opera singers developed by Martin Constantine, Co-Director of ENO Opera Works, The Opera Singer's Acting Toolkit leads the singer through the process of bringing the libretto and score to life in order to create character. It draws on the work of practitioners such as Stanislavski, Lecoq, Laban and Cicely Berry to introduce the singer to the tools needed to create an interior and physical life for character. The book draws on operatic repertoire from Handel through Mozart to Britten to present practical techniques and exercises to help the singer develop their own individual dramatic toolbox. The Opera Singer's Toolbox features interviews with leading conductors, directors, singers and casting agents to offer invaluable insights into the professional operatic world, and advice on how to remain focused on the importance of the work itself.

Creating a Role

Creating a Role
Author: Constantin Stanislavski
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-04-25
ISBN: 1780936915
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating a Role Book Excerpt:

Creating A Role is the third book - alongside the international bestseller An Actor Prepares and Building A Character - in the series of influential translations that introduced Stanislavski's acting 'system' to the English-speaking world. Here Stanislavski describes the elaborate preparation that an actor must undergo before the actual performance itself. Now published in the Bloomsbury Revelations series to mark the 150th anniversary of Stanislavski's birth, the book includes the director's analysis of such works as Othello and Gogol's Inspector General.

The Routledge Companion to Stanislavsky

The Routledge Companion to Stanislavsky
Author: Andrew White
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-10-08
ISBN: 1136281851
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to Stanislavsky Book Excerpt:

Stanislavsky’s system of actor-training has revolutionised modern theatre practice, and he is widely recognised to be one of the great cultural innovators of the twentieth century. The Routledge Companion to Stanislavsky is an essential book for students and scholars alike, providing the first overview of the field for the 21st century. An important feature of this book is the balance between Stanislavsky’s theory and practice, as international contributors present scholarly and artistic interpretations of his work. With chapters including academic essays and personal narratives, the Companion is divided into four clear parts, exploring Stanislavsky on stage, as an acting teacher, as a theorist and finally as a theatre practitioner. Bringing together a dazzling selection of original scholarship, notable contributions include: Anatoly Smeliansky on Stanislavsky’s letters William D. Gunn on staging ideology at the Moscow Art Theatre Sharon Marie Carnicke and David Rosen on opera Rosemary Malague on the feminist perspective of new translations W.B. Worthen on cognitive science Julia Listengarten on the avant-garde David Krasner on the System in America and Dennis Beck on Stanislavsky’s legacy in non-realistic theatre R. Andrew White is Associate Professor of Theatre at Valparaiso University, where he annually directs productions. He has an MFA in Acting from Carnegie Mellon University and the Moscow Art Theatre School, and has worked as an actor at a variety of theatres in the United States. In addition, his scholarship has appeared in edited works published by Routledge and Palgrave Macmillan, as well as in top American journals including Theatre Survey, TDR/The Drama Review, and New England Theatre Journal.