The Stanislavsky Technique: Russia: A Workbook for Actors

May 1, 2000|
The Stanislavsky Technique: Russia: A Workbook for Actors by Mel Gordon
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It is virtually impossible to discuss modern acting or actor training without first mentioning the Russian thoerist and director Konstantin Stanislavsky. Complete in one volume Mel Gordon explores the actor training systems of Stanislavsky and his two most important disciples Evgeni Vakhtangov and Michael Chekhov tracing the major teachings and refinements over the first 50 years of use by actors. Gordon reconstructs the Êactual exercisesÊ taught at the Moscow Art Theatre and various Russian acting studios and he clears away the myths and confusion about the practical use of Stanislavsky''s System. This volume contains: The Stanislavsky System ä First Studio Exercises 1912-1916; Vakhtangov as Rebel and Theoretician ä Exercises 1919-1921; Michael Chekhov ä Exercises 1919-1952; and Stanislavsky''s Fourth Period ä Theory of Physical Actions 1934-1938.
Melvin Irwin Gordon was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 18, 1947. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and a master's degree and a Ph.D. in performance studies from New York University. He taught at N.Y.U. from 1975 to 1989. He also taught acting at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute and the M...
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Title:The Stanislavsky Technique: Russia: A Workbook for Actors
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:272 pages, 7.76 X 5.29 X 0.65 in
Shipping dimensions:272 pages, 7.76 X 5.29 X 0.65 in
Published:May 1, 2000
Publisher:Applause
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780936839080

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