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An actor's work : a student's diary

Author: Konstantin Stanislavsky; Jean Benedetti
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, [2010] ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. Translating Stanislavski's huge manual, this work includes  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Konstantin Stanislavsky; Jean Benedetti
ISBN: 9780415551205 041555120X
OCLC Number: 499908961
Language Note: Translated from the Russian.
Notes: This translation originally published: 2008.
Description: xxviii, 693 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Declan Donnellan --
Translator's foreword / Jean Benedetti --
Publisher's acknowledgements --
An actor's work, original draft preface [extracts] --
Year one. Experiencing ; An actor's work, introduction ; Amateurism ; The stage as art and stock-in-trade ; Action, 'if', 'given circumstances' ; Imagination ; Concentration and attention ; Muscular release ; Bits and tasks ; Belief and the sense of truth ; Emotion memory ; Communication ; An actor's adaptations and other elements, qualities, aptitudes and gifts ; Inner psychological drives ; Inner psychological drives in action ; The actor's inner creative state ; The supertask, throughaction ; The subconscious and the actor's creative state --
Year two. Embodiment ; Transition to physical embodiment ; Physical education ; Voice and speech ; Perspective of the actor and the role ; Tempo-rhythm ; Logic and sequence ; Physical characteristics ; The finishing touches ; Charisma ; Ethics and discipline ; The external creative state in performance ; General creative state in performance ; The 'system' --
Appendices --
Endnotes --
Glossary of key terms --
Afterword / Anatoly Smeliansky.
Other Titles: Rabota aktera nad soboi.
Responsibility: Konstantin Stanislavski ; translated and edited by Jean Benedetti.

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'A lively new translation by Jean Benedetti ... Stanislavski was provocative, controversial - and, as An Actor's Work confirms, a genius.' - The Times of London'A volume that clearly communicates the Read more...

 
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