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.

An Actor Prepares

Author: Konstantin Stanislavsky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780878309832

Category: Acting

Page: 295

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Simple exercises helping actors not only to discover their own conception of reality but how to reproduce it.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Konstantin Stanislavsky

Author: Bella Merlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351117165

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 196

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As one of the most well-known names in theatre history, Konstantin Stanislavsky’s teachings on actor training have endured throughout the decades, influencing scholars and practitioners even in the present day. This second edition of Konstantin Stanislavsky combines: an overview of Stanislavsky’s life and work, including recent discoveries an assessment of his widely read text, An Actor Prepares (1936) with comparisons to Benedetti’s 2008 translation, An Actor’s Work detailed commentary of the key 1898 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 ex- ploration before going on to further, primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners are unbeatable value for today’s student.


die Arbeit des Schauspielers an sich selbst und an der Rolle

Author: Konstantin S. Stanislavskij

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783894875749


Page: 431

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Stanislavsky in Focus

An Acting Master for the Twenty-first Century

Author: Sharon Marie Carnicke

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415774969

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 252

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Stanislavsky in Focus brilliantly examines the history and actual premises of Stanislavsky's 'System', separating myth from fact with forensic skill. The first edition of this now classic study showed conclusively how the 'System' was gradually transformed into the Method, popularised in the 1950s by Lee Strasberg and the Actor's Studio. It looked at the gap between the original Russian texts and what most English-speaking practitioners still imagine to be Stanislavsky's ideas. This thoroughly revised new edition also delves even deeper into: the mythical depiction of Stanislavsky as a tyrannical director and teacher yoga, the mind-body-spirit continuum and its role in the 'System' how Stanislavsky used subtexts to hide many of his ideas from Soviet censors. The text has been updated to address all of the relevant scholarship, particularly in Russia, since the first edition was published. It also features an expanded glossary on the System's terminology and its historical exercises, as well as more on the political context of Stanislavsky's work, its links with cognitive science, and the System's relation to contemporary developments in actor-training. It will be a vital part of every practitioner's and historian's library.

Creating a Role

Author: Constantin Stanislavski

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1780936915

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 7127

Creating A Role is the third book - alongside the international bestseller An Actor Prepares and Building A Character - in the series of influential translations that introduced Stanislavski's acting 'system' to the English-speaking world. Here Stanislavski describes the elaborate preparation that an actor must undergo before the actual performance itself. Now published in the Bloomsbury Revelations series to mark the 150th anniversary of Stanislavski's birth, the book includes the director's analysis of such works as Othello and Gogol's Inspector General.

An Actor's Business

How to Market Yourself as an Actor No Matter where You Live

Author: Andrew Reilly

Publisher: Sentient Publications

ISBN: 1591810205

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 1732

A thorough and well-written resource for anyone wanting to understand all facets of the acting business. It covers everything from unions to marketing yourself.