A Director's Guide to Stanislavsky's Active Analysis: by James Thomas

By James Thomas

A Director's consultant to Stanislavsky's lively research describes lively research, the leading edge practice session procedure Stanislavsky formulated in his ultimate years. through uniting 'mental research' and 'études', energetic research places an finish to the matter of mind-body dualism and formalized textual content memorization that conventional practice session tools foster.

The booklet describes energetic research either virtually and conceptually; half One publications the reader throughout the complete means of energetic research, using A Midsummer Night's Dream as a realistic reference element. the muse here's the paintings of the Russian director Anatoly Efros, whose pioneering paintings led the best way for a reawakening of theatre in post-Soviet Russia. half is the 1st English translation of Maria Knebel's foundational article approximately lively research. Knebel was once hand-selected via Stanislavsky to hold his ultimate paintings ahead in unadulterated shape for succeeding generations of administrators and actors.

A Director's advisor to Stanislavsky's lively research provides the 1st special rationalization of energetic research from the director's point of view, whereas additionally assembly the wishes of actors who search to reinforce their inventive involvement within the strategy of play production.

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