An Actor's Work: A Student's Diary by Konstantin Stanislavski,Jean Benedetti

By Konstantin Stanislavski,Jean Benedetti

Stanislavski’s ‘system’ has ruled actor-training within the West in view that his writings have been first translated into English within the Twenties and 30s. His systematic try to define a psycho-physical procedure for appearing single-handedly revolutionized criteria of performing within the theatre.

Until now, readers and scholars have needed to cope with faulty, deceptive and difficult-to-read English-language types. a number of the mistranslations have led to profound distortions within the approach his method has been interpreted and taught. finally, Jean Benedetti has succeeded in translating Stanislavski’s large guide right into a vigorous, attention-grabbing and actual textual content in English. He has remained trustworthy to the author's unique intentions, placing the 2 books formerly referred to as An Actor Prepares and Building A Character again jointly into one quantity, and in a colloquial and readable sort for trendy actors.

The result's a big contribution to the theatre, and a provider to at least one of the good innovators of the 20 th century.

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