Stanislavski in Practice: Exercises for Students

Overview

Stanislavski in Practice is an unparalleled step-by-step guide to Stanislavski’s System. Author Nick O’Brien makes this cornerstone of acting accessible to teachers and students alike.

This is an exercise book for students and a lesson planner for teachers on syllabi from Edexcel, WJEC and AQA to the practice-based requirements of BTEC. Each element of the System is covered practically through studio exercises and jargon-free discussion.

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Overview

Stanislavski in Practice is an unparalleled step-by-step guide to Stanislavski’s System. Author Nick O’Brien makes this cornerstone of acting accessible to teachers and students alike.

This is an exercise book for students and a lesson planner for teachers on syllabi from Edexcel, WJEC and AQA to the practice-based requirements of BTEC. Each element of the System is covered practically through studio exercises and jargon-free discussion.

Over a decade’s experience of acting and teaching makes O’Brien perfectly placed to advise anyone wanting to understand or apply Stanislavski’s system.

Features include:


  • Practical extension work for students to take away from the lesson
  • Notes for teachers on how to use material with different age groups
  • Exam tips for students based on specific syllabi requirements
  • A chapter dedicated to using Stanislavski when rehearsing a text
  • A glossary of terms that students of the System will encounter
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Editorial Reviews

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'A very useful, detailed approach to Stanislavksi suitable for students at KS5' – Ali Warren, Teaching Drama

'practical exercises for students to follow to gain understanding of the approaches that Stanislavski took to particular elements of acting' – Ali Warren, Teaching Drama

'Overall the effect is excellent.' – Ali Warren, Teaching Drama

'...in terms of pure acting content, this is a useful resource. Summing Up: Recommended.' – CHOICE, January 2012

‘Your Stanislavski book is like a bible to me.’ Haymie Thakar, Head of Performing Arts, Uxbridge College, UK

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415568432
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/20/2010
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 1,387,864
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Nick O’Brien runs Stanislavski workshops across the UK. He trained at the Academy of the Science of Acting and Directing and has a PGCE from Keele University. He is an Examiner for Edexcel.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Objectives 2. Action 3. Imagination 4. Free body 5. Communication 6. The Super Objective, Through Action and Germ 7. Events 8. Tempo-rhythm, Voice and Movement 9. Rehearsing a Play 10. Improvisations 11. The Acting Exercise Programme

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