Acting Stanislavski: A practical guide to Stanislavski's approach and legacy (Paperback)John Gillett (author)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 344
Weight: 524 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 20 mm
This is probably the single most useful and powerfully presented summation of Stanislavski's approach to acting available ... What sets this book apart from other recent studies is that the Stanislavskian approach has been filtered through a lifetime of practice - the'concentrate' that emerges is crystal clear, an explication of the 'system' which makes absolute practical sense for the actor ... The primary strength and authority of this book is derived from the single fact that he is an actor addressing other actors with the impassioned objective of encouraging them to take responsibility for their own art and to have 'respect' for what they do. -- Julian Jones * New Theatre Quarterly *
I'd recommend this book to anyone wanting an introduction to Stanislavksi or Michael Chekhov or acting in general. * Matt Peover, LAMDA trainer and theatre director. *
Contains all the important things that need to be said about learning to act . . . in an extremely logical and sensible manner * Simon Dunmore, Editor, Actors Yearbook *
It sets the record straight in terms of what Stanislavski was actually about. Its invaluable. * Marina Caldarone, co-author 'ACTIONS, The Actor's Thesaurus' *
This is an excellent book - one of the best of its kind that I have read. John Gillett's book is way out in front in that it offers both scholarship and really sound practical strategies * Annie Tyson, acting tutor at RADA and Drama Centre *
If an actor was to have just one book on the process of acting on their shelf it should be this one * Edda Sharpe, co-author of 'How To Do Accents' *
[Acting Stanislavski] feels significantly more substantial, more comprehensive, and clearer than other recent studies of Stanislavski ... While this book is a fantastically expansive introduction for the uninitiated, it will also provide real nourishment and clarity for the many actors who have studied bits of Stanislavski here and there and are looking for something more comprehensive. Or one could simply dip into the book for some fresh studio exercises to use in the classroom ... This balance between the practical and scholarly, as well as the book's sensible, logical structure, would make it a great course book for the more technically-minded and historically-curious of acting students, while its glossary and index make it one the best reference books about acting on the market ... A deep, authentic, and mature love of the theatre shines throughout the writing. This is the clearest, most comprehensive, and most ambitious book on Stanislavski in existence, from a writer who clearly has a lifetime's experience of dedicated exploration as an actor, teacher, and director. * Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism *
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