Acting: A Handbook of the Stanislavski Method

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2014 Reprint of 1947 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. "A wealth of material on the theory and practice of acting ... a book which may be read, re-read and absorbed by everyone who assumes the directing of actors or that most difficult task, the teaching of acting." --Quarterly Journal of Speech. Contains early contributions on the craft by Stanislavski, I. Rapoport, M.A. Chekhov, Vakhtangov, Giatsintova, Pudovkin, Zakhava and others. Also includes...
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Overview

2014 Reprint of 1947 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. "A wealth of material on the theory and practice of acting ... a book which may be read, re-read and absorbed by everyone who assumes the directing of actors or that most difficult task, the teaching of acting." --Quarterly Journal of Speech. Contains early contributions on the craft by Stanislavski, I. Rapoport, M.A. Chekhov, Vakhtangov, Giatsintova, Pudovkin, Zakhava and others. Also includes 25 illustrations related to the stage and the art of acting. Contents include:
Introduction / Lee Strasberg -- The actor's responsibility / Constantin Stanislavski -- Direction and acting / Constantin Stanislavski -- The work of the actor / I. Rapoport -- The creative process / I. Sudakov -- Stanislavski's method of acting / M.A. Chekhov -- Preparing for the role: from the diary of E. Vakhtangov / E. Vakhtangov -- Case history of a role / A.S. Giatsintova -- From the production plan of Othello / Constantin Stanislavski -- Film acting: two phases / V.I. Pudovkin -- Principles of directing / B.E. Zakhava -- To his players at the first rehearsal of The blue bird / Constantin Stanislavski.

"A wealth of material on the theory and practice of acting..."-Quarterly Journal of Speech

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781614276692
  • Publisher: Martino Fine Books
  • Publication date: 7/17/2014
  • Pages: 226
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 13
The Actor's Responsibility 23
Direction and Acting 28
The Work of the Actor 41
The Creative Process 85
Stanislavski's Method of Acting 128
Preparing for the Role: From the Diary of E. Vakhtangov 141
Case History of a Role 152
From the Production Plan of Othello 158
Stanislavski and the Moscow Art Theatre: Twelve Photographs 170
Stanislavski Directs Gogol's Dead Souls 182
Film Acting: Two Phases 203
Principles of Directing 222
Stanislavski to His Players at the First Rehearsal of The Blue Bird 265
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