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Author : Jean Benedetti
Publisher : Bloomsbury USA
ISBN# : 9781408106839
Price :INR 842
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Book Description

The Stanislavski system is still the only comprehensive method of actor training we possess. It is studied in schools and universities as well as professional theatre schools. The aim of this book is to show the slow growth of the system, from its roots in the tradition of Russian realism, and to chart the various phases it went through until the final emergence of the Method of Physical Action in the years before his death. It also provides a short account of the writing, publication and translation of his books on acting.

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A study of the influential Russian actor/director. Stanislavski became a serious professional actor in the 1890s and established the Moscow Art Theatre. He studied and analyzed acting technique in order to develop his complex system to help actors find internal motivation for their roles. Stanislavski and his system became known worldwide, and he was a cult figure until his death in 1938. The first major English-language biography of Stanislavski in nearly 40 years, this is thoroughly researched and dense with quotes, many from original Russian sources. An important addition to theater collections, although the dry academic style will limit its audience to serious theater students. Benedetti has also written Stanislavski: An Introduction. A PBS special on Stanislavski is scheduled to air this spring, and Routledge will be releasing new editions of Stanislavskis own texts then, too.Ed. Marcia L. Perry, Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield, Mass.

About The Author:

Jean Benedetti is a leading authority on Stanislavski. A former Principal of Rose Bruford College, his publications include, 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.


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