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1st Edition

Stanislavsky and Pedagogy

Edited By

Stefan Aquilina

  • Available for pre-order on June 23, 2023. Item will ship after July 14, 2023
ISBN 9781032367521
July 14, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
184 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Stanislavsky and Pedagogy explores current thinking around the pedagogical implications of Stanislavsky’s work. The volume depicts the voices of a number of practitioners, teachers, and scholars who are themselves journeying with Stanislavsky, and who in his work find a potent instigator for their own pedagogical practice and study.

This book outlines instances in which updated interpretations of Stanislavsky’s pedagogy are adapted to cater for contemporary needs and scenarios. These include the theatre industry, new digital technologies, the need to develop playfulness, application to a broad repertoire, performance as pedagogy, university managerialism, and interdisciplinary crossovers with dance and opera. The pedagogies that emerge from these case-studies are marked by fluidity and non-fixity, and help to underscore the malleability of Stanislavsky’s system.

Stanislavsky And... is a series of multi-perspectival collections that bring the enduring legacy of Stanislavskian actor training into the spotlight of contemporary performance culture, making them ideal for students, teachers, and scholars of acting, actor training, and directing.

Table of Contents

1. Teaching Stanislavsky’s Core Approach of Action, Imagination, and Experiencing – And Why it is still Relevant for Acting Students and Professionals  2. Stanislavsky and the Pedagogy of Play  3. When Actors Become birds: Re-envisioning Pedagogical Frameworks in the Rehearsal Space  4. Framing Stanislavsky: Online Pedagogies in the Zoom Era  5. A Slice of Zoom Life: Transforming Actor Training in a Global Pandemic 6. Stanislavsky Dances Argentine Tango: Actionable Knowledge on Co-Actor Connection  7. Towards a Pedagogical Vision for Opera: The Musico-Dramatic Text and Stanislavsky’s 1922 Staging of Eugene Onegin

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Series Editor(s)


Stefan Aquilina is a Senior Lecturer in Theatre Studies at the University of Malta, Co-Director of the Stanislavsky Research Centre, and Editor-in-Chief of the Stanislavski Studies journal. He has published extensively on modern theatre (especially Stanislavsky, Meyerhold, and amateur theatre), the transmission of embodied practice, and reflective teaching.