The Actor's Checklist: Creating the Complete Character
Class-tested for more than 15 years and based on the Constantin Stanislavki method of acting, this introductory text examines Stanislavki's eight principles, presented in an easily understood checklist format. In addition to Stanislavski, this exciting acting guide includes insights by other famous acting teachers, such as Uta Hagen, Sanford Meisner, Lee Strasberg, Michael Chekov, and Stella Adler. This books provides techniques for use in both classroom and production situations.
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