The Stanislavski System

The Stanislavski System

The Professional Training of an Actor; Second Revised Edition


Preface by: John Gielgud
Foreword by: Joshua Logan

Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140466607
  • 112 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

This clearly written guide to the Stanislavski method has long been a favorite among students and teachers of acting. Now, in light of books and articles recently published in the Soviet Union, Sonia Moore has made revisions that include a new section on the subtext of a role. She provides detailed explanations of all the methods that actors in training have found indispensable for more than twenty years. Designed to create better actors, this guide will put individuals in touch with themselves and increase personal sensitivity as well.

Table of Contents

Author’s Note to the Second Revised Edition

Preface by Sir John Gielgud

Foreword by Joshua Logan

Stanislavski and his System

The Method of Physical Actions

Elements of an Action
The “Magic If”
Given Circumstances
Imagination
Concentration of Attention
Truth and Belief
Communion
Adaptation
Tempop-Rhythm
Emotional Memory

Analysis through Events and Actions

The Super-Objective and the Through Line of Actions

The Actor’s Physical Apparatus

Work on the Role: Building a Character

The Subtext of Behavior

The Director

Eugene Vakhtangov: The Disciple

Bibliography
Index

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