1st Edition

Stanislavski in Practice - The Film
Part Two

ISBN 9781138184954
Published December 14, 2016 by Routledge
14 Pages

USD $165.00

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Book Description

Stanislavski in Practice - the Film, Part Two: Work on a Role extends and completes the work begun in Part One: Work on the Actor. Nick O’Brien takes a practical approach to the second part of Stanislavski’s system, the actor’s work on a role, with exercises based on those used by Stanislavski at the Moscow Art Theatre. 

A close companion to O'Brien's bestselling book for students, Stanislavski In Practice, this DVD follows eight students exploring key areas of the system and - crucially - focusses on the student's process of observing, experiencing and learning, as well as on the teacher's instruction. As the film progresses we see the students build their understanding and develop new skills and resources. It is 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 and user-friendly guide to working with Stanislavski's system, this is an unparalleled package of resources for anyone looking to develop as an actor.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Objectives

Chapter 2 Action

Chapter 3 Practicing Actions

Chapter 4 Events and Unexpected Events

Chapter 5 Life in Art

Chapter 6 The Super Objective and Germ

Chapter 7 Exploring text

Rehearsing A Streetcar Named Desire

Chapter 8 Active Analysis using A Streetcar Named Desire

Chapter 9 Bringing it all together


Chapter 10 In conversation with students from Rose Bruford at Symposium 2015

Chapter 11 Interview with Nick O’Brien


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Nick O'Brien trained as an Actor and Director for 4 years under Sam Kogan, a pupil of Maria Knebel. He founded and runs The Stanislavski Experience, a drama workshop company, and is Head of Drama at the New London Performing Arts Centre.

Peter J Walsh has an extensive background as a Director/Producer/Editor making music promos (five top ten promos), commercials (two top ten viral commercials) drama and documentaries.