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Konstantin Stanislavsky

By Bella Merlin

© 2004 – Routledge

184 pages

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Paperback: 9780415258869
pub: 2003-09-11
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About the Book

This compact, well-illustrated and clearly written book offers an essential guide to the complex and contradictory nature of this master of theatre.

Routledge Performance Practitioners are a series of introductory guides to key theatre-makers. These compact, well-illustrated and clearly written books will unravel the contribution of modern theatre's most charismatic innovators.

This is the first book to combine:

- an overview of Stanislavsky's life history

- an assessment of his widely read text, An Actor Prepares

- detailed commentary of the key 1998 production of The Seagull

- an indispensable set of practical exercises for actors, teachers and directors.

As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners are unbeatable value for today's student.

Reviews

'[A] fascinating book [and] examplary exposition.' - Aleks Sierz, THES

Table of Contents

1. Biography in Social and Artistic Context 2. Summary and Analysis of An Actor Prepares 3. Description and Analysis of The Seagull 4. Practical Exercises 5. Conclusion 6. A Brief Glossary of Terms 7. Bibliography

About the Author

Bella Merlin is a professional actor and a lecturer in Drama and Theatre Arts at Birmingham University.

About the Series

Routledge Performance Practitioners

Routledge Performance Practitioners is an innovative series of introductory handbooks on key figures in twentieth-century performance practice.
Each volume focuses on a theatre-maker who has transformed the way we understand theatre and performance. The books are carefully structured to enable the reader to gain a good grasp of the fundamental elements underpinning each practitioner's work. They provide an inspiring springboard for students on twentieth century, contemporary theatre and theatre history courses.
These compact, well-illustrated and clearly written books unravel the contribution of modern theatre's most charismatic innovators, through:

  • personal biography
  • explanation of key writings
  • description of significant productions
  • reproduction of practical exercises.

As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners are unbeatable value for today's student.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
DRA000000
DRAMA / General
LIT013000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Drama
PER000000
PERFORMING ARTS / General