Stanislavsky in Focus: An Acting Master for the Twenty-first Century
Stanislavsky in Focusbrilliantly 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 by Lee Strasberg and the Actor’s Studio. It looked at the gap between the original Russian texts and what most English-speaking practitioners still imagine to be Stanislavsky’s ideas.
This thoroughly revised new edition also delves even deeper into:
The text has been updated to address all of the relevant scholarship, particularly in Russia, since the first edition was published. It also features an expanded glossary on the System's terminology and its historical exercises, as well as more on the political context of Stanislavsky's work, its links with cognitive science, and the System's relation to contemporary developments in actor-training. It will be a vital part of every practitioner's and historian's library.
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Review: Stanislavsky in Focus (Russian Theatre Archive (Paperback Harwood Academic))User Review - Stephan P - Goodreads
Comes sometime this week...looking forward to this totally new approach to Stanislavsky then I have ever been taught before. Finally someone who translates his ideas the right way as my new acting ... Read full review
Review: Stanislavsky in Focus (Russian Theatre Archive (Paperback Harwood Academic))User Review - Lauren - Goodreads
Excellent third-person account of Stanislavsky. It gets right to the heart of what he was trying to teach without wasting any time. Read full review