As one of the most well-known names in theatre history, Konstantin Stanislavsky’s teachings on actor training have endured throughout the decades, influencing scholars and practitioners even in the present day. This second edition of Konstantin Stanislavsky combines:
As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial ex- ploration before going on to further, primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners are unbeatable value for today’s student.
List of figures
Preface to the Second Edition
I BIOGRAPHY IN SOCIAL AND ARTISTIC CONTEXT
The amateur years: 1863–98
The director dictator: 1891–1906
Round-the-table analysis: 1906–early 1930s 15 The final legacies: 1930s–1938 and beyond
1. SUMMARY AND ANALYSIS OF AN ACTOR PREPARES
An Actor Prepares
An Actor’s Work
2. DESCRIPTION AND ANALYSIS OF THE SEAGULL
The Seagull’s flight path
The Seagull flies
3. PRACTICAL EXERCISES
Introduction to ‘round-the-table analysis’ and Stanislavsky’s ‘system’
Introduction to the Method of Physical Actions
Introduction to Active Analysis
A brief glossary of terms
Routledge Performance Practitioners is an innovative series of introductory handbooks on key figures in twentieth-century performance practice.
Each volume focuses on a theatre-maker who has transformed the way we understand theatre and performance. The books are carefully structured to enable the reader to gain a good grasp of the fundamental elements underpinning each practitioner's work. They provide an inspiring springboard for students on twentieth century, contemporary theatre and theatre history courses.
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As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners are unbeatable value for today's student.