An Actor Prepares

An Actor Prepares
Author: Constantin Stanislavski
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-04-01
ISBN 10: 1780938438
ISBN 13: 9781780938431
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Actor Prepares Book Review:

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
ISBN 10: 1315474247
ISBN 13: 9781315474243
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Actor s Work Book Review:

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 s Work

An Actor s Work
Author: Konstantin Stanislavski
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 726
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN 10: 1315474239
ISBN 13: 9781315474236
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Actor s Work Book Review:

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.

Sanford Meisner on Acting

Sanford Meisner on Acting
Author: Sanford Meisner,Dennis Longwell
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-11-07
ISBN 10: 0307830632
ISBN 13: 9780307830630
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sanford Meisner on Acting Book Review:

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

The Stanislavski System

The Stanislavski System
Author: Sonia Moore
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 112
Release: 1984-10-02
ISBN 10: 1101562587
ISBN 13: 9781101562581
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Stanislavski System Book Review:

This clearly written guide to the Stanislavski method has long been a favorite among students and teachers of acting. Now, in light of books and articles recently published in the Soviet Union, Sonia Moore has made revisions that include a new section on the subtext of a role. She provides detailed explanations of all the methods that actors in training have found indispensable for more than twenty years. Designed to create better actors, this guide will put individuals in touch with themselves and increase personal sensitivity as well.

Building a Character

Building a Character
Author: Esther McCracken,Constantin Stanislavsky
Publsiher: Abdul Press
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2011-11
ISBN 10: 9781447439332
ISBN 13: 1447439333
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building a Character Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 271
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 9780878309818
ISBN 13: 0878309810
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating a Role Book Review:

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

The Magic If

The Magic If
Author: Elizabeth Y. Kelly
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 169
Release: 1973
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015003627737
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Student Actor Prepares

The Student Actor Prepares
Author: Gai Jones
Publsiher: Intellect Books
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2014-01-01
ISBN 10: 1783202602
ISBN 13: 9781783202607
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Student Actor Prepares Book Review:

The Student Actor Prepares is a practical, interactive approach to a student actor’s journey. Each chapter includes acting principles, their importance to the process, and workbook entries for emotional work, script analysis, and applications to the study of theatre. Topics cover a brief history of the art of acting and how the study of acting can be an advantage in numerous occupations; an actor’s discovery of emotional work; movement and mime practices for the actor; vocal practices for the actor; solo improvisational study; script analysis for the individual actor; rehearsal tips; monologue work; original solo work; audition information; working with an acting partner or in a production; acting resources; and research topics.

Building A Character

Building A Character
Author: Constantin Stanislavski
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-12-04
ISBN 10: 1135855269
ISBN 13: 9781135855260
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building A Character Book Review:

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.

True and False

True and False
Author: David Mamet
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2011-09-07
ISBN 10: 0307806499
ISBN 13: 9780307806499
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

True and False Book Review:

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.

A Life in Parts

A Life in Parts
Author: Bryan Cranston
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-10-11
ISBN 10: 1476793883
ISBN 13: 9781476793887
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Life in Parts Book Review:

“Nothing short of riveting...an engrossing first-person account by one of our finest actors” (Huffington Post)—both a coming-of-age story and a meditation on creativity, devotion, and craft—Bryan Cranston, beloved and acclaimed star of one of history’s most successful TV shows, Breaking Bad. Bryan Cranston began his acting career at the age of seven, when his father, a struggling actor and sometime director, cast him in a commercial for United Way. By fifth grade he was starring in the school play, spending hours at the local movie theater, and re-enacting favorite scenes with his brother in their living room. Cranston seemed destined to be an actor. But then his father left. And his family fell apart. Troubled by his father’s missteps, Cranston abandoned his acting aspirations and resolved to pursue a steadier career in law enforcement. Then, on a two-year cross-country motorcycle journey, Cranston re-discovered his talent for acting and found his mission and his calling. In this “must-read memoir” (The Philadelphia Inquirer), Cranston traces the many roles he inhabited throughout his remarkable life, both on and off screen. For the first time he shares the story of his early years as an actor on the soap opera Loving, his recurring spots on Seinfeld, and his time as bumbling father Hal on Malcolm in the Middle, to his tour-de-force, Tony-winning performance as Lyndon Baines Johnson in Broadway’s All the Way, to his most iconic role of all: Breaking Bad’s Walter White. “An illuminating window into the actor’s psyche” (People), Cranston has much to say about creativity, devotion, and craft, as well as innate talent and its challenges and benefits and proper maintenance. “By turns gritty, funny, and sad” (Entertainment Weekly), ultimately A Life in Parts is a story about the joy, the necessity, and the transformative power of simple hard work.

An Actor Prepares

An Actor Prepares
Author: Konstantin Stanislavsky
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 295
Release: 1950
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:127240703
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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
ISBN 10: 1135203431
ISBN 13: 9781135203436
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Actor s Work on a Role Book Review:

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.

The Power of the Actor

The Power of the Actor
Author: Ivana Chubbuck
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2005-08-18
ISBN 10: 9781592401536
ISBN 13: 1592401538
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power of the Actor Book Review:

A Hollywood coach introduces a twelve-part acting method that has been utilized by some of today's top stars and draws on the traditions of performance masters, sharing behind-the-scenes anecdotes while explaining how to apply her techniques to create genuine characters, disseminate scripts, and audition effectively. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Acting in Film

Acting in Film
Author: Michael Caine
Publsiher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2000-02-01
ISBN 10: 1476842752
ISBN 13: 9781476842752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acting in Film Book Review:

(Applause Books). A master actor who's appeared in an enormous number of films, starring with everyone from Nicholson to Kermit the Frog, Michael Caine is uniquely qualified to provide his view of making movies. This revised and expanded edition features great photos, with chapters on: Preparation, In Front of the Camera Before You Shoot, The Take, Characters, Directors, On Being a Star, and much more. "Remarkable material ... A treasure ... I'm not going to be looking at performances quite the same way ... FASCINATING!" Gene Siskel

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
ISBN 10: 113520344X
ISBN 13: 9781135203443
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Actor s Work on a Role Book Review:

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.

Stanislavski

Stanislavski
Author: Konstantin Stanislavsky
Publsiher: Theatre Arts Books
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1989-06-01
ISBN 10: 9780878309801
ISBN 13: 0878309802
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An Actress Prepares

An Actress Prepares
Author: Rosemary Malague
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2013-06-17
ISBN 10: 1136503897
ISBN 13: 9781136503894
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Actress Prepares Book Review:

'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

On Method Acting

On Method Acting
Author: Edward Dwight Easty
Publsiher: Ivy Books
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-07-11
ISBN 10: 0307823776
ISBN 13: 9780307823779
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Method Acting Book Review:

Practiced by such actors of stature as Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Julie Harris, Dustin Hoffman, and Ellen Burstyn (not to mention the late James Dean) the Method offers a practical application of the renowned Stanislavsky technique. On Method Acting demystifies the "mysteries" of Method acting -- breaking down the various steps into clear and simple terms, including chapters on: Sense Memory -- the most vital component of Method acting Improvisation -- without it, the most integral part of the Method is lost Animal Exercises -- just one way to combat the mental blocks that prevent actors from grasping a character Creating The Outer Character -- so actors can give the freshness of originality to a role while at the same time living the life of the character On Method Acting is also an indispensable volume for directors, designers, lighting technicians, and anyone in the dramatic arts interested in creating a believable and realistic effect in their productions.