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An Actor Prepares

An Actor Prepares
  • Author : Constantin Stanislavsky
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-06-29
  • Total pages :322
  • ISBN : 9781447489863
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Summary : “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 :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-10-04
  • Total pages :726
  • ISBN : 9781315474236
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Summary : 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.

An Actor Prepares

An Actor Prepares
  • Author : Konstantin Stanislavsky
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1987
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : OCLC:1098749818
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An Actor Prepares

An Actor Prepares
  • Author : Konstantin Stanislavsky
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1944
  • Total pages :295
  • ISBN : OCLC:43615137
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An Actor Prepares

An Actor Prepares
  • Author : Konstantin Stanislavsky
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1948
  • Total pages :295
  • ISBN : OCLC:155703408
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An Actor Prepares

An Actor Prepares
  • Author : Konstantin Stanislavsky
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1948
  • Total pages :295
  • ISBN : OCLC:155703408
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Stanislavski

Stanislavski
  • Author : Konstantin Stanislavsky
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1989-06-01
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 0878309802
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Building a Character

Building a Character
  • Author : Esther McCracken,Constantin Stanislavsky
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-11
  • Total pages :310
  • ISBN : 1447439333
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Summary : 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."

Creating a Role

Creating a Role
  • Author : Konstantin Stanislavsky
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1989
  • Total pages :271
  • ISBN : 0878309810
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Summary : This third volume examines the development of a character from the viewpoint of three widely contrasting plays.

A Shakespearean Actor Prepares

A Shakespearean Actor Prepares
  • Author : Adrian Brine,Michael York
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2000
  • Total pages :368
  • ISBN : 1575251892
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Summary : 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

An Actor Prepares
  • Author : Konstantin Stanislavsky
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1948
  • Total pages :295
  • ISBN : OCLC:155703408
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An Actor Prepares

An Actor Prepares
  • Author : Constantin Stanislavski
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1989-04-28
  • Total pages :344
  • ISBN : 9781136802553
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Summary : Stanislavski's simple exercises fire the imagination, and help readers not only discover their own conception of reality but how to reproduce it as well.

An Actor's Work on a Role

An Actor's Work on a Role
  • Author : Konstantin Stanislavski
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-09-01
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9781135203443
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Summary : An Actor’s Work on a Role is Konstantin Stanislavski’s exploration of the rehearsal process, applying the techniques of his seminal actor training system to the task of bringing truth to one’s chosen role. Originally published over half a century ago as Creating a Role, this book was the third in a planned trilogy – after An Actor Prepares and Building a Character, now combined in An Actor’s Work – in which Stanislavski sets out his psychological, physical and practical vision of actor training. This new translation from renowned scholar Jean Benedetti not only includes Stanislavski’s original teachings, but is also furnished with invaluable supplementary material in the shape of transcripts and notes from the rehearsals themselves, reconfirming 'The System' as the cornerstone of actor training.

Sanford Meisner on Acting

Sanford Meisner on Acting
  • Author : Sanford Meisner,Dennis Longwell
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-11-07
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9780307830630
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Summary : Sanford Meisner was one of the best known and beloved teachers of acting in the country. This book follows one of his acting classes for fifteen months, beginning with the most rudimentary exercises and ending with affecting and polished scenes from contemporary American plays. Written in collaboration with Dennis Longwell, it is essential reading for beginning and professional actors alike. Throughout these pages Meisner is a delight—always empathizing with his students and urging them onward, provoking emotion, laughter, and growing technical mastery from his charges. With an introduction by Sydney Pollack, director of Out of Africa and Tootsie, who worked with Meisner for five years. "This book should be read by anyone who wants to act or even appreciate what acting involves. Like Meisner's way of teaching, it is the straight goods."—Arthur Miller "If there is a key to good acting, this one is it, above all others. Actors, young and not so young, will find inspiration and excitement in this book."—Gregory Peck

An Actor Prepares

An Actor Prepares
  • Author : Konstantin Stanislavsky
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1936
  • Total pages :295
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105018819776
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Summary : This work is the first volume of Stanislavski's trilogy on the art of acting; it explains the art of acting in semi-fiction form. Fusing psychological realism and expressionism, his exploratory exercises teach actors to evoke past emotions that draw out their vulnerability. Stanislavski here introduces such concepts as the "magic if," "emotion memory," the "unbroken line" and many more now famous rehearsal aids. This classic manual is written from the viewpoint of fictional actors taking lessons from a director (based on Stanislavski). Through the student's mistakes, questions, revelations, and struggles, Stanislavski teaches the actor about the stage, truth, and life itself.

The Actor's Art and Craft

The Actor's Art and Craft
  • Author : William Esper,Damon DiMarco
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008
  • Total pages :286
  • ISBN : 9780307279262
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Summary : A masterful introduction to the actor's craft presents a series of rigorous but flexible exercises, based on the Meisner Technique of acting, designed to help actors deal with a wide variety of performance challenges. Original. 15,000 first printing.

An Actress Prepares

An Actress Prepares
  • Author : Rosemary Malague
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-06-17
  • Total pages :264
  • ISBN : 9781136503894
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Summary : 'Every day, thousands of women enter acting classes where most of them will receive some variation on the Stanislavsky-based training that has now been taught in the U.S. for nearly ninety years. Yet relatively little feminist consideration has been given to the experience of the student actress: What happens to women in Method actor training?' An Actress Prepares is the first book to interrogate Method acting from a specifically feminist perspective. Rose Malague addresses "the Method" not only with much-needed critical distance, but also the crucial insider's view of a trained actor. Case studies examine the preeminent American teachers who popularized and transformed elements of Stanislavsky’s System within the U.S.—Strasberg, Adler, Meisner, and Hagen— by analyzing and comparing their related but distinctly different approaches. This book confronts the sexism that still exists in actor training and exposes the gender biases embedded within the Method itself. Its in-depth examination of these Stanislavskian techniques seeks to reclaim Method acting from its patriarchal practices and to empower women who act. 'I've been waiting for someone to write this book for years: a thorough-going analysis and reconsideration of American approaches to Stanislavsky from a feminist perspective ... lively, intelligent, and engaging.' – Phillip Zarrilli, University of Exeter 'Theatre people of any gender will be transformed by Rose Malague’s eye-opening study An Actress Prepares... This book will be useful to all scholars and practitioners determined to make gender equity central to how they hone their craft and their thinking.' – Jill Dolan, Princeton University

The Magic If

The Magic If
  • Author : Elizabeth Y. Kelly
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1973
  • Total pages :169
  • ISBN : UOM:39015003627737
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An Actor Prepares-- to Work in New York City

An Actor Prepares-- to Work in New York City
  • Author : Craig Wroe
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004
  • Total pages :259
  • ISBN : 087910306X
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Summary : (Limelight). The author of An Actor Prepares to Live in New York City has compiled a valuable resource for actors who come to the Big Apple seeking fame and fortune or just a decent job! All aspects of the profession are thoroughly detailed. "There are two certainties in an actor's life: uncertainty and waiting. Craig Wroe's indispensable Bible makes both agonies far more bearable...and will help to steady the actor as he gets on and off the roller coaster." Frank Langella

Building A Character

Building A Character
  • Author : Constantin Stanislavski
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-12-04
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 9781135855260
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Summary : Building a Character is one of the three volumes that make up Stanislavski’s The Acting Trilogy. An Actor Prepares explores the inner preparation an actor must undergo in order to explore a role to the full. In this volume, Sir John Gielgud said, this great director “found time to explain a thousand things that have always troubled actors and fascinated students.” Building a Character discusses the external techniques of acting: the use of the body, movement, diction, singing, expression, and control. Creating a Role describes the preparation that precedes actual performance, with extensive discussions of Gogol’s The Inspector General and Shakespeare’s Othello. Sir Paul Scofield called Creating a Role “immeasurably important” for the actor. These three volumes belong on any actor’s short shelf of essential books.

A Practical Handbook for the Actor

A Practical Handbook for the Actor
  • Author : Melissa Bruder
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-04-25
  • Total pages :112
  • ISBN : 9780307499134
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Summary : This simple and essential book about the craft of acting describes a technique developed and refined by the authors, all of them young actors, in their work with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet, actor W. H. Macy, and director Gregory Mosher. A Practical Handbook for the Actor is written for any actor who has ever experienced the frustrations of acting classes that lacked clarity and objectivity, and that failed to provide a dependable set of tools. An actor's job, the authors state, is to "find a way to live truthfully under the imaginary circumstances of the play." The ways in which an actor can attain that truth form the substance of this eloquent book.