An Actor Prepares

Author: Constantin Stanislavski
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1780936389
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 280
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An Actor Prepares is the most famous acting training book ever to have been written and the work of Stanislavski has inspired generations of actors and trainers. This translation was the first to introduce Stanislavski's 'system' to the English speaking world and has stood the test of time in acting classes to this day. Stanislavski here deals with the inward preparation an actor must undergo in order to explore a role to the full. He introduces the concepts of the 'magic of' units and objectives, of emotion memory, of the super-objective and many more now famous rehearsal aids. An inspirational book presented in a drama class structure to ignite powerful performances.


Entdecke dein wahres Potenzial
Author: Larry Moss
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783894877484
Page: 400
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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.

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
View: 1988

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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 Actress Prepares

Women and "the Method"
Author: Rosemary Malague
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136503897
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 264
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'Every day, thousands of women enter acting classes where most of them will receive some variation on the Stanislavsky-based training that has now been taught in the U.S. for nearly ninety years. Yet relatively little feminist consideration has been given to the experience of the student actress: What happens to women in Method actor training?' An Actress Prepares is the first book to interrogate Method acting from a specifically feminist perspective. Rose Malague addresses "the Method" not only with much-needed critical distance, but also the crucial insider's view of a trained actor. Case studies examine the preeminent American teachers who popularized and transformed elements of Stanislavsky’s System within the U.S.—Strasberg, Adler, Meisner, and Hagen— by analyzing and comparing their related but distinctly different approaches. This book confronts the sexism that still exists in actor training and exposes the gender biases embedded within the Method itself. Its in-depth examination of these Stanislavskian techniques seeks to reclaim Method acting from its patriarchal practices and to empower women who act. 'I've been waiting for someone to write this book for years: a thorough-going analysis and reconsideration of American approaches to Stanislavsky from a feminist perspective ... lively, intelligent, and engaging.' – Phillip Zarrilli, University of Exeter 'Theatre people of any gender will be transformed by Rose Malague’s eye-opening study An Actress Prepares... This book will be useful to all scholars and practitioners determined to make gender equity central to how they hone their craft and their thinking.' – Jill Dolan, Princeton University

Konstantin Stanislavsky

Author: Bella Merlin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134513488
Category: Drama
Page: 184
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This compact, well-illustrated and clearly written book offers an essential guide to the complex and contradictory nature of this master of theatre. Routledge Performance Practitioners are a series of introductory guides to key theatre-makers. These compact, well-illustrated and clearly written books will unravel the contribution of modern theatre's most charismatic innovators. This is the first book to combine: - an overview of Stanislavsky's life history - an assessment of his widely read text, An Actor Prepares - detailed commentary of the key 1998 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 exploration before going on to further, primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners are unbeatable value for today's student.

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.

Stanislavsky in Focus

An Acting Master for the Twenty-First Century
Author: Sharon Marie Carnicke
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135974489
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 248
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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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.

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.

Der leere Raum

The Empty Space
Author: Peter Brook
Publisher: Alexander Verlag Berlin
ISBN: 3895814156
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 200
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Der leere Raum ist der Klassiker unter den Büchern zum Theater. Es basiert auf vier Vorlesungen, die Peter Brook unter dem Titel The Empty Space: The Theater Today in den sechziger Jahren an den Universitäten von Hull, Keele, Manchester und Sheffield hielt. 1968 erschienen diese Gedanken zum Gegenwartstheater in Buchform. Nachdem der Band für längere Zeit vergriffen war, machte ihn der Alexander Verlag 1983 wieder greifbar für das deutsche Publikum. Brook unterteilt das Theater in vier verschiedene Formen: Das konventionelle Theater definiert er als "tödlich", das an Ritualen festhaltende Theater als das "heilige", das leicht verständliche, volksnahe Theater als "derbes" und das von ihm favorisierte als "unmittelbares Theater".

The Actor Within

Intimate Conversations with Great Actors
Author: Rose Eichenbaum
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 0819571652
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 268
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In Rose Eichenbaum’s third work on the confluence of art making and human expression, she delves into the lives of thirty-five celebrated actors through intimate conversations and photographic portraits. With her probing questions and disarming manner, she captures the essential character of her subjects while shining a light on the art that defines them. The work provides extraordinary insights on the craft of acting with discussions of process, techniques, tools of the trade, and how to advice for aspiring actors from seasoned veterans. These stars of stage and screen, known for signature roles and critically acclaimed performances, emerge in The Actor Within with masks and wardrobe removed. Here, they speak their own lines, tell their own stories, and raise the curtain on what it means to live the actor’s life—the challenge of mastering their craft, the drama of big breaks and career woes, the search for meaningful roles, and above all, having the courage to bare their souls before theater audiences or the camera. For the artists featured in this work, acting is more than a profession; it is how they make their way in the world and artfully merge their inner sense of humanness with universal truths. This collection serves as an important inspirational resource for anyone interested in making art, regardless of medium. The Actor Within includes interviews with Karl Malden, Ruby Dee, Ed Harris, Piper Laurie, Marcia Gay Harden, William H. Macy, Ellen Burstyn, Joe Mantegna, Debra Winger, Julia Stiles, Elliott Gould, Elijah Wood, Stockard Channing, Bill Pullman, Amanda Plummer, Marlee Matlin, Charles Durning, Marsha Mason, and many others.