Stanislavski's 'system' or interpretations of it - has
become the central force determining almost every performance we
see on stage or screen. An Actor Prepares has stood the test of
time as an inspirational guide for actors all over the world and
was the original English language translation. A classic text for
every actors library.
'A seminal work for all would-be actors, its lessons have stayed with me beyond the proscenium and throughout my career...' Marketing Bookshelf
Constantin Stanislavski died in 1938 and is the most influential person in actor training to date. As co-founder of the Moscow Art Theatre, he developed his theories of acting. Elizabeth Reynold Hapgood (Translator) - An editor and translator and Head of the Russian Department at Columbia University worked with Stanislavski before he died.
Note by the Translator 1. The First Test 2. When Acting is an Art 3. Action 4. Imagination 5. Concentration of Attention 6. Relaxation of Muscles 7. Units and Objectives 8. Faith and a Sense of Truth 9. Emotion Memory 10. Communion 11. Adaptation 12. Inner Motive Forces 13. The Unbroken Line 14. The Inner Creative State 15. The Super-Objective 16. On the Threshold of the Subconscious Index