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  1. Stanislavski: The Basics

    By Rose Whyman

    Series: The Basics

    Stanislavski: The Basics is an engaging introduction to the life, thought and impact of Konstantin Stanislavski. Regarded by many as a great innovator of twentieth century theatre, this book examines Stanislavski's: life and the context of his writings major works in English translation...

    Published December 16th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Stanislavski in Practice

    Exercises for Students

    By Nick O'Brien

    Stanislavski in Practice is an unparalleled step-by-step guide to Stanislavski’s System. Author Nick O’Brien makes this cornerstone of acting accessible to teachers and students alike. This is an exercise book for students and a lesson planner for teachers on syllabi from Edexcel, WJEC and AQA to...

    Published September 6th 2010 by Routledge

  3. An Actor's Work on a Role

    By Konstantin Stanislavski

    An Actor’s Work on a Role is Konstantin Stanislavsky’s classic exploration of the rehearsal process, applying the techniques of his seminal actor training system to the task of bringing life and truth to one’s role. Originally published over half a century ago as Creating a Role, this book...

    Published October 29th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Stanislavsky in America

    An Actor's Workbook

    By Mel Gordon

    Stanislavsky in America explores the extraordinary legacy that Constantin Stanislavski’s system of actor-training has left on acting in the US. Mel Gordon outlines the journey of Stanislavski’s theories through twentieth century American history, from the early US tours of the Moscow Art Theatre to...

    Published October 23rd 2009 by Routledge

  5. An Actor's Work

    A Student's Diary

    By Konstantin Stanislavski

    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,...

    Published September 20th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Stanislavsky in Focus

    An Acting Master for the Twenty-First Century, 2nd Edition

    By Sharon Marie Carnicke

    Stanislavsky in Focus brilliantly examines the history and actual premises of Stanislavsky’s 'System', separating myth from fact with forensic skill. The first edition of this now classic study showed conclusively how the 'System' was gradually transformed into the Method, popularised in the 1950s...

    Published September 1st 2008 by Routledge

  7. My Life in Art

    By Konstantin Stanislavski

    Konstantin Stanislavski was a Russian director who transformed theatre in the West with his contributions to the birth of Realist theatre and his unprecedented approach to teaching acting. He lived through extraordinary times and his unique contribution to the arts still endures in the twenty-first...

    Published February 6th 2008 by Routledge

  8. The Actor, Image, and Action

    Acting and Cognitive Neuroscience

    By Rhonda Blair

    The Actor, Image and Action is a 'new generation' approach to the craft of acting; the first full-length study of actor training using the insights of cognitive neuroscience. In a brilliant reassessment of both the practice and theory of acting, Rhonda Blair examines the physiological relationship...

    Published November 25th 2007 by Routledge