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The Stanislavsky System of Acting By Rose Whyman (University of Birmingham)

The Stanislavsky System of Acting
by Rose Whyman (University of Birmingham)

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Konstantin Stanislavsky, the Russian director and actor and co-founder of the Moscow Art Theatre in 1898, was the originator of the most influential system of acting in the history of western theatre. Drawing on original source material and archival research, this book examines the development of Stanislavsky's methods.
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The Stanislavsky System of Acting: Legacy and Influence in Modern Performance by Rose Whyman (University of Birmingham)

Konstantin Stanislavsky, the Russian director and actor and co-founder, in 1898, of the Moscow Art Theatre, was the originator of the most influential system of acting in the history of western theatre. Many of Stanislavsky's concepts are widespread in popular thought on acting; this book offers a evaluation of the basis of his ideas, discussing whether the system has survived because Stanislavsky made discoveries about acting that are and always have been scientifically verifiable, or whether his methods work on a practical basis despite an outdated theory. Drawing on information that has become available in recent years in Russia, the book examines how the development of Stanislavsky's system was influenced by scientific discoveries in his lifetime, and compares Stanislavsky's methods with those of Evgeny Vakhtangov, Michael Chekhov and Vsevolod Meyerhold. A full understanding of these ideas is crucial for anyone interested in acting and actor-training today.

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The Stanislavsky System of Acting Reviews


"This engrossing, thorough study of Konstantein Stanislavsky's revered system of acting challenges the mythologies that have accumulated around this iconic figure...a thorough going assesment of the spiritual, psychological, and political framework of the late - 19th and early 20th century Russia,...Highly recommended..." - J. H. Houchin, Boston College, Choice, Vol. 46 No. 06

About Rose Whyman (University of Birmingham)


Rose Whyman is Lecturer in Drama and Theatre Arts at the University of Birmingham.

Table of Contents


Preface; 1. Science, nature and acting: the context for Stanislavsky and the system; 2. Experiencing: the emotional and spiritual actor; 3. Incarnation: the actor as machine; 4. Challenges to the system: Vakhtangov and Michael Chekhov; 5. Challenges to the system: Meyerhold; 6. Theory and practice of the system: Stanislavsky and Soviet science.

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The Stanislavsky System of Acting: Legacy and Influence in Modern Performance by Rose Whyman (University of Birmingham)
Rose Whyman (University of Birmingham)
Used - Good
Hardback
Cambridge University Press
2008-05-22
316
0521886961
9780521886963
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.