An Actor Prepares

By: Stanislavski, Constantin (with An Introduction John Gielgud)

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Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name on the half title page. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, but has a rubbed hole to the bottom spine end and some light rubbing, and wear to the spine and flap joints. "Stanislavski's ‘system’ focused on the development of artistic truth onstage by teaching actors to "live the part" during performance. Despite being primarily known in The United States for Realism, Stanislavski developed the system to be applied to all forms of theater, directing and producing melodrama, vaudeville, opera, etc. In order to create an ensemble of actors all working together as an artistic unit, he began organizing a series of studios in which young actors were trained in his system. At the First Studio of MAT, actors were instructed to use their own memories in order to naturally express emotions. Stanislavski soon observed that some of the actors using or abusing Emotional Memory were given to hysteria. Although he never disavowed Emotional Memory as an essential tool in the actor's kit, he began searching for less draining ways of accessing emotion, eventually emphasizing the actor's use of imagination and belief in the given circumstances of the text rather than her/his private and often painful memories." (New World Encyclopedia)

Title: An Actor Prepares

Author Name: Stanislavski, Constantin (with An Introduction John Gielgud)

Categories: Drama,

Edition: 33rd Printing

Publisher: New York, Theatre Arts Books: 1979

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket

Seller ID: A38205

Keywords: Drama Constantin Stanislavski John Gielgud Acting Actors Acting Techniques Drama,