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 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.
'Outstanding ... There are innumerable books about Stanislavsky. "Stanislavsky in Focus" is the only book worth taking seriously.' -- "David Chambers, Yale School of Drama, USA" 'Sharon Carnicke has single-handedly begun to demystify Stanislavsky's influence for theatre practitioners everywhere.' --" Anne Bogart, Columbia University, USA" 'Carnicke's is the finest book I have read on the work of Stanislavsky in many, many years.' -- "Andre Gregory, Actor and Director" 'Essential reading for every actor, whether experienced or a novice.' -- "Ed Hooks, Acting Coach"
|List of illustrations||p. ix|
|A note on transliteration and translation||p. xiii|
|Introduction: Stanislavsky in the twenty-first century||p. 1|
|Demythologizing Stanislavsky||p. 7|
|From Moscow to New York||p. 19|
|New York adopts Stanislavsky||p. 41|
|The classroom circuit||p. 61|
|The US publication maze: Stanislavsky abridged||p. 76|
|The USSR publication maze: the System in the subtext||p. 94|
|Stanislavsky's lost term||p. 129|
|Emotion and the human spirit of the role: psychology||p. 148|
|Emotion and the human spirit of the role: Yoga||p. 167|
|Action and the human body in the role||p. 185|
|Afterword: Stanislavsky on his own terms||p. 207|
|The System's terminology: a selected glossary||p. 211|
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Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st November 2008
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.467