An Actor Prepares

Author: Constantin Stanislavsky

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447489861

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 322

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“An Actor Prepares” is a 1936 guide to acting by Konstantin Stanislavski. Konstantin Sergeievich Stanislavski (1863 – 1938) was an influential Russian theatre practitioner. He was himself a highly-esteemed character actor and directed many successful productions. However, he is most famous for his 'system' of learning to act, focusing on training, preparation, and technique. This was the first of Stanislavski's book on acting. Concentrating on preparation, it offers the aspiring actor or actress tips and instructions on how they should prepare for performances. This seminal volume constitutes a must-have for all with an interest in acting and the work of Stanislavski. Contents include: “The First Test”, “When Acting Is An Art”, “Action”, “Imagination”, “Concentration”, “Of Attention”, “Relaxation Of Muscles”, “Units And Objectives”, “Faith And A Sense Of Truth”, “Emotion Memory”, “Communion”, “Adaptation”, “Inner Motive Forces”, “The Unbroken Line”, “The Inner Creative”, “State”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

The Student Actor Prepares: Acting for Life

Author: Gai Jones

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1783201908

Category: Education

Page: 440

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The Student Actor Prepares is a practical, interactive approach to a student actor’s journey. Each chapter includes acting principles, their importance to the process, and workbook entries for emotional work, script analysis, and applications to the study of theater. Topics cover a brief history of the art of acting and how the study of acting can be an advantage in numerous occupations; an actor’s discovery of emotional work; movement and mime practices for the act∨ vocal practices for the act∨ solo improvisational study; script analysis for the individual act∨ rehearsal tips; monologue work; original solo work; audition information; working with an acting partner or in a production; acting resources; and research topics.

An Actress Prepares

Women and "the Method"

Author: Rosemary Malague

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136503900

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 254

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'Every day, thousands of women enter acting classes where most of them will receive some variation on the Stanislavsky-based training that has now been taught in the U.S. for nearly ninety years. Yet relatively little feminist consideration has been given to the experience of the student actress: What happens to women in Method actor training?' An Actress Prepares is the first book to interrogate Method acting from a specifically feminist perspective. Rose Malague addresses "the Method" not only with much-needed critical distance, but also the crucial insider's view of a trained actor. Case studies examine the preeminent American teachers who popularized and transformed elements of Stanislavsky’s System within the U.S.—Strasberg, Adler, Meisner, and Hagen— by analyzing and comparing their related but distinctly different approaches. This book confronts the sexism that still exists in actor training and exposes the gender biases embedded within the Method itself. Its in-depth examination of these Stanislavskian techniques seeks to reclaim Method acting from its patriarchal practices and to empower women who act. 'I've been waiting for someone to write this book for years: a thorough-going analysis and reconsideration of American approaches to Stanislavsky from a feminist perspective ... lively, intelligent, and engaging.' – Phillip Zarrilli, University of Exeter 'Theatre people of any gender will be transformed by Rose Malague’s eye-opening study An Actress Prepares... This book will be useful to all scholars and practitioners determined to make gender equity central to how they hone their craft and their thinking.' – Jill Dolan, Princeton University

An Actor Prepares-- to Work in New York City

How to Master the Business of the Business : a Step-by-step Guide to Launching a Career in the Big Apple

Author: Craig Wroe

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780879103064

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 259

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(Limelight). The author of An Actor Prepares to Live in New York City has compiled a valuable resource for actors who come to the Big Apple seeking fame and fortune or just a decent job! All aspects of the profession are thoroughly detailed. "There are two certainties in an actor's life: uncertainty and waiting. Craig Wroe's indispensable Bible makes both agonies far more bearable...and will help to steady the actor as he gets on and off the roller coaster." Frank Langella

Konstantin Stanislavsky

Author: Bella Merlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134513488

Category: Drama

Page: 184

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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.

An Actor Prepares-- to Live in New York City

How to Live Like a Star Before You Become One

Author: Craig Wroe

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780879109868

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 351

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(Limelight). A guide for actors, and everyone else, to getting the best for less and surviving, thriving and living the good life in the Big Apple. Here is the ultimate guidebook for the hordes of aspiring young performers who arrive in the Big City determined to climb the ladder to stardom. But the purpose of Craig Wroe, an actor himself, is not to provide instruction on how to refine acting, singing or dancing talents or how to land a job in the chorus of The Producers . Plenty of other books do that. His aim is far broader to help you survive in the crowded, frantic, expensive maelstrom that is New York. From finding a decent, reasonably inexpensive place to live to finding competent, reasonably inexpensive dental care, from getting computer training to organize your day-to-day existence to joining a gym to harden your body, from eating well to dressing better all on a tight budget there is virtually no aspect of life in New York that is not covered in this book. And it not only names names; it gives addresses and phone numbers as well. And keep in mind that newly-arrived lawyers, accountants, models, writers you name them need these things too.

Stanislavsky in Focus

An Acting Master for the Twenty-First Century

Author: Sharon Marie Carnicke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135974489

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

An Actor's Work

Author: Konstantin Stanislavski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315474239

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 726

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Stanislavski’s ‘system’ has dominated actor-training in the West since his writings were first translated into English in the 1920s and 30s. His systematic attempt to outline a psycho-physical technique for acting single-handedly revolutionized standards of acting in the theatre. Until now, readers and students have had to contend with inaccurate, misleading and difficult-to-read English-language versions. Some of the mistranslations have resulted in profound distortions in the way his system has been interpreted and taught. At last, Jean Benedetti has succeeded in translating Stanislavski’s huge manual into a lively, fascinating and accurate text in English. He has remained faithful to the author's original intentions, putting the two books previously known as An Actor Prepares and Building A Character back together into one volume, and in a colloquial and readable style for today's actors. The result is a major contribution to the theatre, and a service to one of the great innovators of the twentieth century. This Routledge Classics edition includes a new Foreword by the director Richard Eyre.

Das smaragdene Licht in der Luft

Author: Donald Antrim

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644048916

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Donald Antrim ist der große Unbekannte der zeitgenössischen US-Literatur: Autoren wie Jonathan Franzen, Thomas Pynchon, Richard Ford und Jeffrey Eugenides verehren sein schmales, geheimnisvoll funkelndes Werk – allem voran seine jüngsten, sämtlich im renommierten «New Yorker» vorab publizierten Storys. Da kauft ein untreuer Mann seiner Frau einen Blumenstrauß für 350 Dollar, während sie mit seinem besten Freund, der ihr Geliebter ist, und dessen Frau, die seine Exgeliebte ist, in einem Lokal auf ihn wartet («Noch ein Manhattan»). Eine Schulinszenierung von Shakespeares «Mittsommernachtstraum», getragen vom anarchischen Furor der Texte, von zu viel Dope und pubertärer Lust, endet in einer Orgie («Ein Schauspieler bereitet sich vor»). Und in der Titelstory fährt ein trauriger Kunstlehrer in die Berge, um dort die Gemälde seiner Exfreundin zu entsorgen. Die Menschen in Antrims Erzählungen sind ständig mit ihrem unkooperativen Ich konfrontiert, größenwahnsinnig, verzweifelt. Aber sie sind lebenshungrig. Sie lieben und wollen geliebt werden. Antrim ist ein Erforscher psychologischer Grenzbereiche, der stets das Komische, Groteske im hartnäckig tragischen Alltag findet. Seine Storys sind kunstvoll komponierte, atemberaubend elegante Meisterwerke voller Mitgefühl und Zartheit.

Der leere Raum

The Empty Space

Author: Peter Brook

Publisher: Alexander Verlag Berlin

ISBN: 3895814156

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

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Der leere Raum ist der Klassiker unter den Büchern zum Theater. Es basiert auf vier Vorlesungen, die Peter Brook unter dem Titel The Empty Space: The Theater Today in den sechziger Jahren an den Universitäten von Hull, Keele, Manchester und Sheffield hielt. 1968 erschienen diese Gedanken zum Gegenwartstheater in Buchform. Nachdem der Band für längere Zeit vergriffen war, machte ihn der Alexander Verlag 1983 wieder greifbar für das deutsche Publikum. Brook unterteilt das Theater in vier verschiedene Formen: Das konventionelle Theater definiert er als "tödlich", das an Ritualen festhaltende Theater als das "heilige", das leicht verständliche, volksnahe Theater als "derbes" und das von ihm favorisierte als "unmittelbares Theater".

Die Schule der Schauspielkunst

22 Lektionen

Author: Stella Adler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783894875060

Category: Schauspielkunst

Page: 207

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Die amerikanische Schauspiellehrerin erläutert ihre Methoden des Erlernes der Schauspielkunst, in deren Zentrum das Begreifen des Wesens der Rolle und der Handlungen steht.

Cymbeline

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843049386

Category: Drama

Page: 132

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William Shakespeare: Cymbeline (Cymbeline) Die tragikomische Romanze in fünf Akten entstand um 1608 und wurde 1611 in London uraufgeführt. Der Erstdruck erfolgte 1623 in der sogenannten First Folio Ausgabe. Der junge Edelmann Posthumus heiratet heimlich Imogen, die Tochter des Königs Cymbeline, der daraufhin Posthumus von seinem Hof verbannt. Die anmutige Imogen muss am Hofe des Vaters bleiben und seinen Zorn ertragen, während Posthumus in Italien Laster und Intrige ausgesetzt ist und schließlich auf die Treue seiner zurückgelassenen Frau wettet. Die deutsche Erstaufführung erfolgte 1897 in München. Die in dieser Ausgabe zugrunde gelegte Übersetzung stammt von Dorothea Tieck und wurde erstmals 1832 bei Georg Andreas Reimer in Berlin gedruckt. Zur Schlegel-Tieck-Übersetzung: August Wilhelm Schlegel begann 1796 eine Gesamtübersetzung der Werke William Shakespeares, musste das Vorhaben jedoch 1810 nach 14 Dramen abbrechen. 1825 setzte Ludwig Tieck das Projekt unter Mitarbeit seiner ältesten Tochter Dorothea und Wolf Graf von Baudissins fort. 1833 schloss Dorothea Tieck mit der deutschen Fassung von Macbeth die bis heute als maßgeblich geltende sogenannte Schlegel-Tieck-Übersetzung ab. »Ich empfehle dringend die sogenannte Schlegel-Tieck-Übersetzung.« Marcel Reich-Ranicki Erstmals ins Deutsche übersetzt von Johann Joachim Eschenburg (1777). Die vorliegende Übersetzung stammt von Dorothea Tieck. Erstdruck in: Shakspeare's dramatische Werke. Übersetzt von August Wilhelm Schlegel. Ergänzt und erläutert von Ludwig Tieck, Bd. 9, Berlin (Georg Andreas Reimer) 1832. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2015. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: William Shakespeare: Sämtliche Werke in vier Bänden. Band 2, Herausgegeben von Anselm Schlösser. Berlin: Aufbau, 1975. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Willi, Tim Tempelhofer, 2015. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.