"A how-to guide, full of classroom exercises … the book, which is meant to be used by students and instructors alike, is a wild success--the writing is clear, and the solid, down-to-earth exercises unravel the "mystery" of Stanislavski." E. C. Skiles; Lone Star College-Kingwood, CHOICE
"Outstanding … this DVD will take practical approaches to Stanislavski to a whole new level." Alan Perks, Chief Examiner, Edexcel A Level
Stanislavski in Practice – The Film (Part One) brings the Stanislavski System fully to life for the first time, with over 100 minutes of footage. The film follows a group of seven acting students as they are introduced to the System. Guided by Nick O’Brien, the students undertake a complete course in the System, including:
Each area is explored practically and clearly, with exercises based on those used by Stanislavski at the Moscow Art Theatre. As a close companion to O'Brien's book for school students, Stanislavski in Practice, this DVD focusses on each student’s process of observing, experiencing and learning, as well as on the teacher's instruction. It provides an invaluable alternative or supplement to reading the book and practicing the exercises in class, in a workshop or at home.
As a step-by-step guide to working with Stanislavski's System, this is an unparalleled package of resources for anyone looking to become a better actor.
"A clear, interesting and useful introduction to Stanislavski’s techniques for releasing the actor." - Sarah Lambie, Teaching Drama
Work on the actor
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Imagination
Exercises ‘The Beach’ and ‘Within a Circumstance’
Chapter 3 Physical tensions
Exercises ‘Physical Tensions’ and ‘The tensions in others’
Chapter 4 Free body
Chapter 5 Communication
Exercises ‘Communication’ and ‘Sending and Receiving Rays’
Chapter 6 Communication 2
Exercise ‘Picking up the Rays’
Chapter 7 The Natural Silence
Exercise ‘The Natural Silence’
Chapter 8 Tempo-Rhythm
Exercise ‘Tempo-Rhythm ‘ and ‘Tempo-rhythm and the character’
Chapter 9 Movement and Awareness
Exercise ‘The Flexibility of Movement’ and ‘Awareness’
Chapter 10 Bringing it all together
Introduction to Part 2 – Work on a role
Part 2 Coming Soon!
Work on a role
Part 2 follows the students as they put the skills they have learnt into practice with a role using A Streetcar Named Desire.
Events and unexpected events
Life in Art Exercise
The super objective and germ
The rehearsal process using A Streetcar Named Desire
Experiencing a role
Active Analysis with A Streetcar named Desire.