Acting Under the Circumstances: Variations on a Theme of Stanislavski : a Step-by-step Approach to Playing a Part

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Smith and Kraus, 1999 - Performing Arts - 183 pages
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From the author of The Great Acting Teachers and Their Methods, Acting Under the Circumstances details a step-by-step approach to playing a part. Based on the work Constantine Stanislavski was using near the end of his life, we follow two actors as a teacher guides them through their parts in Henrik Ibsen's great play, A Doll House. Then we learn how techniques are used for monologues and cold readings. We learn how analysis stems from instinct, from experiencing the character's circumstances without becoming them or speaking their dialogue. Actors memorize events and not lines. This approach, never before so clearly explained or engagingly taught, gives actors, from novices to professionals, a reliable, creative, and innovative method for playing a part. Under the Circumstances is a book you will put to immediate use.

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Acting Under the Circumstances: Variations on a Theme of Stanislavski : A Step-By-Step Approach to Playing a Part (Career Development Series)

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This book comes out of the author's own experience as an actor and teacher. As he rereads the works of Konstantin Stanislavksi (the founder of "method" acting), Brestoff (The Camera Smart Actor, LJ 12 ... Read full review

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