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Beyond Stanislavsky

A Psycho-Physical Approach to Actor Training

By Bella Merlin

Routledge – 2001 – 288 pages

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Description

Beyond Stanislavsky takes the reader through a course in the new system, complete with exercises. Infused with the author's personal experience this is never a set of dry instructions, but a vital engagement with Stanislavsky's mature ideas on actor training.

Reviews

"Her book is a lucid and detailed account…(that) offers a clearly written practical guide to its subject. Both teachers and students will benefit because Merlin's appoach is neither prescriptive nor dogmatic…a sharing of experience and crucial insights into what can be gained from undertaking a rigourous programme of well-focused exercises. This is a provocative, inspirig and engrossing account of one actor's geographical, psychological and professional voyage of discovery. Aleks Sierz, New Theatre Quarterly, Spring 2002."

"Her book is a lucid and etailed account…(that) offers a clearly written practical guide to its subject. Both teachers and students will benefit because Merlin's appoach is neither prescriptive nor dogmatic…a sharing of experience and crucial insights into what can be gained from undertaking a rigourous programme of well-focused exercises. This is a provocative, inspirig and engrossing account of one actor's geographical, psychological and professional voyage of discovery. Aleks Sierz, New Theatre Quarterly, Spring 2002."

"Her book is a lucid and detailed account…(that) offers a clearly written practical guide to its subject. Both teachers and students will benefit because Merlin's appoach is neither prescriptive nor dogmatic…a sharing of experience and crucial insights into what can be gained from undertaking a rigourous programme of well-focused exercises. This is a provocative, inspirig and engrossing account of one actor's geographical, psychological and professional voyage of discovery. Aleks Sierz, New Theatre Quarterly, Spring 2002."

Author Bio

Bella Merlin is a professional actor and a teacher of actor-training, principally at the University of Birmingham. She promotes regular Summer Schools in psycho-physical acting featuring Russian practitioners.

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Description: By Bella Merlin. Beyond Stanislavsky takes the reader through a course in the new system, complete with exercises. Infused with the author's personal experience this is never a set of dry instructions, but a vital engagement with Stanislavsky's mature...
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