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    DescriptionStanislavski and the Actor offers a clear, modern presentation of Konstantin Stanislavski's methods of actor training and rehearsal. It is based on the course Stanislavski designed and taught with a team of hand-picked assistants in the last three years of his life (1935-38) at the Opera-Dramatic Studio in Moscow. Jean Benedetti now reconstructs that course. Stanislavski and the Actor is the manual which Stanislavski never had time to write. Using notes made by Stanislavski's assistants, exercises and improvisations used in class, transcripts of Stanislavski's own master classes (translated into English for the first time) and his knowledge of Stanislavski's earlier writings, Benedetti builds up a comprehensive description of the 'system' in contemporary language that is easy to understand by today's actors and teachers. He also shows that Stanislavski's revolutionary teachings about acting still have a wide application now.


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    Title
    Stanislavski and the Actor
    Subtitle
    The Final Acting Lessons, 1935-38
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jean Benedetti
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 152 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781408106860
    ISBN 10: 1408106868
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PER
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.8
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15880
    BISAC V2.8: PER001000
    DC22: 792.028
    BIC subject category V2: ANC
    BISAC V2.8: PER011020
    BIC subject category V2: ANB
    BISAC V2.8: PER011010
    Thema V1.0: ATD, ATC, ATDC
    Edition statement
    Reprint, new cover
    Illustrations note
    N/A
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    METHUEN DRAMA
    Publication date
    29 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Jean Benedetti is a leading authority on Stanislavski. A former Principal of Rose Bruford College, his publications, Stanislavski and the Actor, The Moscow Art Theatre Letters, Stanislavski A Life in Art, The Art of the Actor, and two new Stanislavski translations, An Actors Work on Himself Parts 1 & 2, and My Life in Art.
    Review quote
    "A hands-on approach. "Stanislavski and the Actor incorporates exercises, improvisations and other notes handed down by Irina Novitskaya, one of the maestro's assistants's from the short-lived Opera-Dramatic Studio in the 1930's. Benedetti, author of "Stanislavski: A "Biography, modernizes the vocabulary and references, and fleshes the material out with his own summary of the great man's system.."-"American Theatre "Overall the book is fascinating...."-"Theatre Journal "Students beginning the study of acting often need a primer about Konstantin Stanislavski--who he was and an overview of theories he crafted for the training of actors....For novice actors, and the teachers who are about to introduce them to Stanslavski, this title is perfect....Every undergraduate library supporting theatre studies should own this first-level introduction to Stanislavski. It is also a terrific book to give to freshman-level acting students as they walkin the door."-"Choice, 5/99 "Every undergraduate library supporting theater studies should own this first-level introduction to Stanislavski. It is also a terrific book to give to freshmen-level acting students as they walk in the door."-"Choice