Stanislavski's Legacy / Edition 1

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First Published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878301270
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/28/1987
  • Series: Theatre Arts Series
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,555,146
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Second Edition
Editor's Foreword
Pt. 1 "In art you do not command, you persuade ..."
The Long-Hoped-for Child 3
What Shall We Learn? 5
The Hard Job of Being an Actor 9
Types of Actors 13
On Being Truthful in Acting 20
Acting Looks Easy 21
An Actor Is a Teacher of Beauty and Truth - Letter to a Young Student 27
Lively Art 29
How to Talk to Actors 30
Talks with Singers to be Trained as Actors 31
Talks with Opera and Acting Students 32
Opera Rules 40
The Bond Between Music and Action 43
Technique of the Creative Mood 45
Physical Action as a Means to an End 46
Talent, Inspiration and Professionalism 48
Back to Work - The Beginning of the Season 49
Back to Study - Talks with Established Actors 73
The Life of a True Artist 76
Pt. 2 "The Value of any art is determined by its spiritual content ..."
After Ten Years in the Art Theatre 79
On the Death of Tolstoy 80
Chekhov's Influence on the Art Theatre 81
Memories of Chekhov 84
Messages about The Cherry Orchard 123
Pt. 3 "My System is the result of lifelong Searchings ..."
On Reaching the Public 129
Conversation in an Actor's Dressing Room 133
On Drama Criticism and Critics 135
Why and When Play Melodrama? 138
Young Actors in Mob Scenes 148
What is the Grotesque? 153
The Inner Pattern of the Role 157
The Mysterious World of The Blue Bird 159
On Playing Othello 162
Pt. 4 "There is only one Method - that of organic, creative nature ..."
The Theatre in Which the Playwright Is Paramount 171
The Theatre in Which the Scene Designer Is Paramount 175
An Argument with a Scene Designer 178
The Art of the Actor and the Art of the Director 182
Pt. 5 "Memories of the Past ... Dreams of the Future ..."
A Better Mousetrap 197
A Theatre for All 198
The View at Seventy 203
Index 208
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