Konstantin Stanislavskyby Bella Merlin
Pub. Date: 11/06/2003
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Stanislavsky, undisputed pioneer of modern acting technique, continues to form the backbone of much drama teaching, actor-training and theatre practice. Yet many of his ideas remain either elusive or misunderstood. This concise and readable book explains his influence, looks at his life history, assesses his widely -read text An Actor Prepares, and gives both a detailed commentary of the key 1898 production of The Seagull and an indispensable set of practical exercises for actors, teachers and directors. It is a complementary mixture of student-friendly analysis and practitioners' handbook. It will prove invaluable material for readers new to Stanislavsky while also giving some fascinating new insights to those familiar with his work.
Table of Contents1. Biography in Social and Artistic Context
2. Summary and Analysis of An Actor Prepares
3. Description and Analysis of The Seagull
4. Practical Exercises
-An Introduction to round the table analysis and Stanislavsky's 'System'
-An Introduction to the Method of Physical Actions
-An Introduction to Active Analysis
Glossary of Terms
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