An Actor Prepares
Score: 4
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An Actor Prepares


  • Author : Constantin Stanislavsky
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2015-06-29
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 9781447489863


An Actor Prepares Book Description :

“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


  • Author : Konstantin Stanislavski
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-10-04
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 726
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315474236


An Actor s Work Book Description :

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.

A Shakespearean Actor Prepares

A Shakespearean Actor Prepares


  • Author : Adrian Brine
  • Publisher : Smith & Kraus Pub Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 1575251892


A Shakespearean Actor Prepares Book Description :

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
Score: 4
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An Actor Prepares


  • Author : Konstantin Stanislavsky
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1969
  • Genre: Method acting
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 0429239262


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Stanislavski

Stanislavski


  • Author : Konstantin Stanislavsky
  • Publisher : Theatre Arts Books
  • Release Date : 1989-06-01
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0878309802


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Building a Character
Score: 5
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Building a Character


  • Author : Esther McCracken
  • Publisher : Abdul Press
  • Release Date : 2011-11
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 1447439333


Building a Character Book Description :

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
Score: 4
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An Actor Prepares


  • Author : Konstantin Stanislavsky
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1948
  • Genre: Acting
  • Pages : 295
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:155703408


An Actor Prepares Book Description :

An Actor Prepares
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

An Actor Prepares


  • Author : Konstantin Stanislavsky
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1948
  • Genre: Acting
  • Pages : 295
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:155703408


An Actor Prepares Book Description :

An Actor Prepares
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

An Actor Prepares


  • Author : Konstantin Stanislavsky
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1944
  • Genre: Acting
  • Pages : 295
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:43615137


An Actor Prepares Book Description :