The Basics

Author: Rose Whyman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415492947

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 198

View: 3002

Stanislavski: The Basics is an engaging introduction to the life, thought and impact of Konstantin Stanislavski. Regarded by many as a great innovator of twentieth century theatre, this book examines Stanislavski's: life and the context of his writings major works in English translation ideas in practical contexts impact on modern theatre With further reading throughout, a glossary of terms and a comprehensive chronology, this text makes the ideas and theories of Stanislavski available to an undergraduate audience.

Stanislavski and the Actor

The Method of Physical Action

Author: Jean Benedetti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136758046

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 150

View: 7265

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Acting: Onstage and Off

Author: Robert Barton

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305537025

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

View: 5291

Illustrating the interplay between life on and off the stage, ACTING: ONSTAGE AND OFF, 7e demonstrates how offstage performance can be effectively adapted for the theatre, as well as how onstage training can be applied toward leading a full life outside the theatre. Barton's humorous and conversational writing style helps students learn all phases of actor training, including scene study, auditioning, observation, and mind, voice and body relaxation techniques. The Seventh Edition features insightful words of wisdom from a variety of successful classic and contemporary actors. In addition new “Breathing for Change” exercises help students practice altering their physical and emotional state to perform, while “Partner Rapport” features new strategies for connecting with other actors in a scene. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Stanislavski System

The Professional Training of an Actor; Second Revised Edition

Author: Sonia Moore

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101562587

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 112

View: 6118

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.

Stanislavski: An Introduction

Author: Jean Benedetti

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474279104

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 7991

'A small jewel of a book, a knowleageable introduction to both Stanislavski's personal development and to the content and range of his writings' Theatre Journal '...shows the System to be a practical process - drama school students and actors will be grateful for it' Times Eductational Supplement 'A carefully documented study of peak interest and value to every serious student of acting theory' Choice The Stanislavski 'system' is still the only comprehensive method of actor training we possess. His theories can be hard to grasp and many academic books are impenetrable on the subject. This is a concise book for students that presents a readable introduction to the life and work of Stanislavski. It shows the slow growth of the 'system', from its roots in the tradition of Russian realism, to the various phases it went through until the final emergence of the Method of Physical Action in the years before his death. It also provides a short account of the writing, publication and translation of Stanislavski's books on acting. In this edition, Jean Benedetti makes several important updates in the light of new material and new translations becoming available.

Performing Chekhov

Author: David Allen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113465796X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

View: 3867

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Author: John Harrop

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134929358

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

View: 8961

John Harrop examines how we think and speak about acting. Addressing himself to the intellectual problems associated with the idea of acting, it covers the range of actor training and practice from Stanislavski to the Post-Modern, and looks at the spiritual and moral purposes of acting within society: its danger and self-sacrifice.

The Art of Acting

BODY - SOUL - SPIRIT - WORD: A Practical and Spiritual Guide

Author: Dawn Langman

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 1906999597

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 324

View: 2435

This book will be invaluable to teachers, acting students and practitioners alike. Langman’s inspired methods, fed by some 45 years of teaching and practice, ensure the highest outcomes for the integration of voice, speech and language as a central ingredient of the actor’s craft. She is the most unique and brilliant master teacher in this area I have ever encountered.’ – Rosalba Clemente, Head of Acting, Drama Centre, Flinders University ‘A rite de passage – working with Langman’s book is an initiation into the practice of “Future Theatre”.’ – Dr Jane Gilmer, Assistant Professor of Drama, VPA, National Institute of Education, Singapore A remarkable achievement that communicates a lifetime of teaching artistry with grace and depth, and, most significantly, reveals the profound spiritual impulses at the heart of Michael Chekhov’s original impulse. A gift for the generations.’ – Dr Diane Caracciolo, Associate Professor of Educational Theatre, Adelphi University Over the past decades there has been a resurgence of interest in Chekhov’s acting technique. The original publishers of his fundamental text, To the Actor, removed most of the author’s references to Rudolf Steiner, but recent studies acknowledge Chekhov’s personal interest in anthroposophy as the source of his artistic inspiration. Dawn Langman explores the fundamentals of Chekhov’s psycho-physical technique and the metaphysical principles on which it is based. She examines this technique in relation to the specific challenges and gifts provided by the actor’s constitution of body, soul and spirit, and in the context of the canon of great poetic and dramatic texts – illuminated by Steiner’s insights into humanity’s evolving consciousness. The Art of Acting lays the foundation for the second and third books in her series, in which Langman explores Rudolf Steiner’s art of speech and its integration with Michael Chekhov’s methodology. Together, these books offer a contemporary, spiritually-enlivened path of development for the actor, in which the combined insights of Steiner and Chekhov lead to new possibilities for the performing arts.

Stanislavski in Practice

Exercises for Students

Author: Nick O'Brien

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136945598

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

View: 7177

Stanislavski in Practice is an unparalleled step-by-step guide to Stanislavski’s System. Author Nick O’Brien makes this cornerstone of acting accessible to teachers and students alike. This is an exercise book for students and a lesson planner for teachers on syllabi from Edexcel, WJEC and AQA to the practice-based requirements of BTEC. Each element of the System is covered practically through studio exercises and jargon-free discussion. Over a decade’s experience of acting and teaching makes O’Brien perfectly placed to advise anyone wanting to understand or apply Stanislavski’s system. Features include: Practical extension work for students to take away from the lesson Notes for teachers on how to use material with different age groups Exam tips for students based on specific syllabi requirements A chapter dedicated to using Stanislavski when rehearsing a text A glossary of terms that students of the System will encounter

Acting Stanislavski

A practical guide to Stanislavski’s approach and legacy

Author: John Gillett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408185733

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 953

Stanislavski was the first to outline a systematic approach for using our experience, imagination and observation to create truthful acting. 150 years after his birth, his approach is more widely embraced and taught throughout the world – but is still often rejected, misunderstood and misapplied. In Acting Stanislavski, John Gillett offers a clear, accessible and comprehensive account of the Stanislavski approach, from the actor's training to final performance, exploring: • ease and focus • the nature of action, interaction and objectives • the imaginary reality, senses and feeling • active analysis of text • physical and vocal expression of character • the actor in the context of training and the industry. Drawing on Stanislavski's major books, in both English translations, and on records of his directing process and final studio classes, Acting Stanislavski demystifies terms and concepts. It is for actors from an actor's point of view, and offers many practical exercises and examples as an integrated part of each subject. Acting Stanislavski also creates an up-to-date overview of the Stanislavski approach, connecting his legacy with the work of his successors, from Michael Chekhov to Meisner, Adler and Strasberg. A new, extended and fully updated edition of Acting on Impulse: Reclaiming the Stanislavski Approach (Methuen Drama, 2007), Acting Stanislavski now includes new exercises and biographies, a further chapter on The Character, and an expanded glossary along with many other additions to the previous chapters. It is an essential practical and educational resource for any acting student, professional or teacher.

Players Magazine

The National Journal of Educational Dramatics ...

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: College and school drama

Page: N.A

View: 744

Stanislavski in Rehearsal

Author: Vasily Osipovich Toporkov

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135470480

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 9126

Jean Benedetti's new translation of Toporkov's invaluable record restores to us the vitality and insight of Stanislavski's mature thoughts on acting. Toporkov's account offers an insight into Stanislavski's legendary 'system' and his method of rehearsal that became known as the method of physical action.


Onstage and Off

Author: Robert Barton

Publisher: Harcourt Brace College Publishers

ISBN: 9780030721922

Category: Acting

Page: 312

View: 8585

Barton's friendly, humorous and conversational writing style makes this a particularly student friendly text. Students learn all phases of actor training - including scene study, auditioning, observation, and mind, voice and body relaxation techniques. The use of examples from daily life instead of dramatic literature make it possible to have meaningful class discussions when all students have not read the same plays. The emphasis on onstage/offstage connection is invaluable because students become better actors as they become more confident people. The Stanislavski System chapter is clear and accessible and acting strategies are broken down into specific tactics. This edition contains approximately 80 quotes from actors, including Debbie Allen, Kathy Bates, Annette Benning, Michael Douglas, Jessica Tandy, Denzel Washington, and Jeremy Irons to give students insight from successful actors' approaches. Up-On-Your-Feet exercises give students the opportunity to actively practice what they have learned and the numerous scene suggestions give students a wide range of choices. A chapter on scene study with a guide for text analysis assists actors in knowing how to read, analyze and use


An Introduction, Revised and Updated

Author: Jean Benedetti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135470200

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 128

View: 8479

Jean Benedetti's Stanislavski is the clearest and most succinct explanation of Stanislavski's writings and ideas, especially those in the Stanislavski's acting trilogy – An Actor Prepares, Building a Character, and Creating a Role – a staple of every actor's library. Now available in an attractive new edition, Stanislavski: An Introduction provides the perfect guide through the Master's writing.

Theories of the Theatre

A Historical and Critical Survey, from the Greeks to the Present

Author: Marvin A. Carlson

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801481543

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 553

View: 4676

Beginning with Aristotle and the Greeks and ending with semiotics and post-structuralism, Theories of the Theatre is the first comprehensive survey of Western dramatic theory. In this expanded edition the author has updated the book and added a new concluding chapter that focuses on theoretical developments since 1980, emphasizing the impact of feminist theory.

Secrets from the Casting Couch

On Camera Strategies for Actors from a Casting Director

Author: Nancy Bishop

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408143917

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 2385

"Any actor who is serious about his or her career should read this book" Matthew Stillman, Producer: Casino Royale, Wanted, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. "As a director, casting a movie can be a terrifying process. Put the wrong actor in your project and you're sunk. How do you find the right person? ... if you're working with Nancy Bishop you know you're in good, accomplished hands, whether you're a director or an actor. " Neil Burger, Director of The Illusionist Why is it that so many good actors don't perform well at castings? Secrets from the Casting Couch gives practical advice for actors, written from a casting director's point of view, teaching the craft of film casting in front of camera. It shows how actors can work with today's internet technologies to get cast and features advice and actual exercises that achieve results in the casting studio. Emmy-award nominated casting director Nancy Bishop C.SA., has developed a successful approach through many years experience of working in the casting studio. The author also runs internationally recognised master classes throughout Europe and the US and is the head of the Prague Film School Acting Department.

Screen acting

how to succeed in motion pictures and television

Author: Brian Adams

Publisher: Image Book Company


Category: House & Home

Page: 377

View: 1209


Who's in Your Shoes?

Author: Patricia Sternberg,Antonina Garcia

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275962999

Category: Psychology

Page: 268

View: 4913

This book is devoted solely to the study of sociodrama, a group learning process which provides practice in solving problems of human relations through action. This process unlocks the common threads of human experience for everyone and illuminates the thoughts, feelings and hopes of all who participate. It offers the chance for those participants to learn about themselves, the world and their place in it. At the same time, this method often produces spontaneous enjoyment and laughter. This book offers theoretical and practical guidance for educators, psychotherapists, business people, sociologists, management and staff trainers, and pastoral counsellors as well as anyone who works with groups. Sociodrama's purpose is to help participants clarify values, express feelings and practice new behaviours.