Building A Character

Building A Character

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Building a Character is one of the three volumes that make up Stanislavski's The Acting Trilogy.


An Actor Prepares explores the inner preparation an actor must undergo in order to explore a role to the full. In this volume, Sir John Gielgud said, this great director "found time to explain a thousand things that have always troubled actors and fascinated students."


Building a Character discusses the external techniques of acting: the use of the body, movement, diction, singing, expression, and control.


Creating a Role describes the preparation that precedes actual performance, with extensive discussions of Gogol's The Inspector General and Shakespeare's Othello. Sir Paul Scofield called Creating a Role "immeasurably important" for the actor.


These three volumes belong on any actor's short shelf of essential books.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 18.54mm | 408g
  • Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0878309829
  • 9780878309825
  • 373,245

About Constantin Stanislavski

Constantin Stanislavski (1863-1938), arguably the most influential director in the history of the theater, was the founder of the renowned Moscow Art Theater. A pioneer of psychological realism and improvisation on the stage, he devoted his life to developing the performance techniques now emulated throughout the world.
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