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    DescriptionThis is a hands-on, step-by-step guide to Stanislavsky's famous 'System' that illustrates, with exercises, each of his famous acting techniques. This comprehensive introduction to Stanislavsky is organised into three sections - Training; Rehearsal; and Performance. Each section offers definitions of the key terms found in Stanislavsky's teaching, illustrated with quotations and examples from Stanislavsky's own work. A final section offers a series of exercises to help today's actors practise using each of the 'tools' in turn. These include techniques such as given circumstances, the magic 'if' and emotion memory, which have made Stanislavsky famous the world over, but also some 50 others introduced one by one as they might become useful in the process of building a performance. "The Complete Stanislavsky Toolkit" brings together in one volume for the first time all the terms and ideas explored and modified by Stanislavsky throughout his life from the early 1890s until his death in 1938. It is aimed chiefly at drama students, though professional actors and directors will also find it invaluable.


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    Title
    The Complete Stanislavsky Toolkit
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bella Merlin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 445 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781854597939
    ISBN 10: 1854597930
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PER
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.8
    BISAC V2.8: PER001000
    DC22: 792.028
    BIC subject category V2: ANC
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: ATDC
    Publisher
    NICK HERN BOOKS
    Imprint name
    NICK HERN BOOKS
    Publication date
    15 March 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Bella Merlin has successfully combined a professional career in acting (notably in Max Stafford-Clark's Out of Joint Theatre Company) with teaching at university level (notably in Birmingham and Exeter University Drama Departments). All of this experience feeds into her book. She is also the author of Beyond Stanislavsky (NHB) and a study of Stanislavsky for Routledge