An Actor's Handbook: An Alphabetical Arrangement of Concise Statements on Aspects of Acting, Reissue of first edition, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

An Actor's Handbook

An Alphabetical Arrangement of Concise Statements on Aspects of Acting, Reissue of first edition, 1st Edition

By Constantin Stanislavski

Routledge

160 pages

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Paperback: 9780878301812
pub: 2004-04-22
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Description

This is the classic lexicon of Stanislavski's most important concepts, all in the master's own words. Upon its publication in 1963, An Actor's Handbook quickly established itself as an essential guide for actors and directors. Culling key passages from Stanislavski's vast output, this book covers more than one hundred and fifty key concepts, among them 'Improvisation', 'External Technique', 'Magic If', 'Imaginary Objects', 'Discipline', 'What Is My System?' and 'Stage Fright'.

This reissued, attractively packaged edition will be an essential book for any performer.

Reviews

"An Actor's Handbook is part of the equipment of every man [and woman] of the theatre, because it deals with all the problems of creative acting. . . . Stanislavski does not invite you to subservient awe, but to deep understanding, initiative, revision and progress." -- Michel Saint-Denis

". . . a basic part of any theatre library." -- Los Angeles Times

About the Author

Constantin Stanislavski, the most important director and acting teacher of the twentieth century, inspired the "Method" as well as thousands of performers worldwide. Elizabeth Reynolds Hapgood was his principal translator.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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PERFORMING ARTS / General
PER001000
PERFORMING ARTS / Acting & Auditioning
PER011000
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General