An Actor Prepares

An Actor Prepares
Author: Constantin Stanislavski
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2013-01-01
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781780938431

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One of the most important books on acting ever written, this is the book that introduced Stanislavski's influential 'system' to the English-speaking world.

An Actor s Work

An Actor s Work
Author: Konstantin Stanislavski
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 726
Release: 2016-10-04
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781315474243

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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 Sergeevič Stanislavskij
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 313
Release: 1987
Genre: Acting
ISBN: OCLC:256986424

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The Magic If

The Magic If
Author: Elizabeth Y. Kelly
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 200
Release: 1973
Genre: Child actors
ISBN: UOM:39015003627737

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A Young Actor Prepares

A Young Actor Prepares
Author: Jeff Alan-Lee
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-11-01
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781493061044

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In A Young Actor Prepares, Jeff Alan-Lee masterfully delivers kids' and teens' acting classes presented as plays in script form. The classes are based on actual semesters at the Young Actor's Studio in Los Angeles and provide step-by-step approaches to help children and teenagers portray complex characters and tackle emotionally challenging roles. For over thirty years, Alan-Lee has worked with thousands of young people, teaching the work presented in this book. His work has been the springboard for award-winning artists in acting, directing, playwriting, screenwriting, and music. Inspired by Stanislavski's An Actor Prepares, Alan-Lee has developed engaging and exciting ways to create great acting, using a unique version of the Stanislavski system that he reworked for the young actor. It's a fun and easy method to help children and teens learn to apply Stanislavski-based exercises and use their own their own life experiences, imagination, and emotions to create authentic acting and performances. The book is for kids and teens, as well as teachers and parents. Kids and teens can find relatable characters and gain a deeper ability to make their acting shine. Teachers will get a unique look at how to handle a multitude of personalities while teaching the real work to children as young as eight. Parents will discover an actor's process that can lead their kids to greater self-esteem and creativity in all the arts

Creating a Role

Creating a Role
Author: Konstantin Stanislavsky
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 324
Release: 1989
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 0878309810

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This third volume examines the development of a character from the viewpoint of three widely contrasting plays.

True and False

True and False
Author: David Mamet
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2011-09-07
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9780307806499

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One of our most brilliantly iconoclastic playwrights takes on the art of profession of acting with these words: invent nothing, deny nothing, speak up, stand up, stay out of school. Acting schools, “interpretation,” “sense memory,” “The Method”—David Mamet takes a jackhammer to the idols of contemporary acting, while revealing the true heroism and nobility of the craft. He shows actors how to undertake auditions and rehearsals, deal with agents and directors, engage audiences, and stay faithful to the script, while rejecting the temptations that seduce so many of their colleagues. Bracing in its clarity, exhilarating in its common sense, True and False is as shocking as it is practical, as witty as it is instructive, and as irreverent as it is inspiring.

An Actor s Work on a Role

An Actor s Work on a Role
Author: Konstantin Stanislavski
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-09-01
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781135203436

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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.