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.
Table of Contents
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).