1st Edition

Stanislavski: The Basics

By Rose Whyman Copyright 2013
    208 Pages
    by Routledge

    208 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    Acknowledgements  A Note to Readers  1. Stanislavski’s Life and Context  2. An Actor’s Work: Basic Training  3. An Actor’s Work: Analysis of the Play  4. An Actor’s work: Consolidation and spontaneity  5. An Actor’s work: Embodiment of the role  6. Stanislavski’s Legacy and Influence  Chronology  Glossary  Bibliography  Appendix 1: Synopsis of and extract from Tennessee Williams (2009) The Glass Menagerie, London: Penguin, Characters and Scene One pp xv-9 lines 1- 136  Appendix 2: Synopsis of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts and a Requiem


    Rose Whyman is Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre Arts at the University of Birmingham. She is the author of The Stanislavski System of Acting: Legacy and Influence in Modern Performance (CUP, 2007).