Il sistema di Stanislavskij
Author: Mel Gordon
Publisher: Marsilio Editori spa
Nel corso del suo lungo lavoro di pedagogia teatrale, Stanislavskij ha rivoluzionato lo studio e l’apprendimento delle tecniche di recitazione, e il suo Sistema ha finito col costituire il punto di riferimento essenziale dell’intero dibattito sull'arte dell’attore del Novecento. Il libro di Mel Gordon spiega la nascita e lo sviluppo del Sistema seguendone l’evoluzione dalle prime proposte avanzate da Stanislavskij agli inizi del secolo, fino alle esperienze condotte al Primo Studio del Teatro d’Arte di Mosca sotto la guida di Sulerÿzickij, e alle varianti studiate nei laboratori di Vachtangov e di Michail Cechov - e riprese dallo stesso Stanislavskij nell'ultima fase della sua attività -. Ne emerge una visione complessiva dell’insegnamento stanislavskiano e delle sue diverse ramificazioni teoriche e pratiche. Il libro si chiude con un saggio di Claudio Vicentini sulle vicende del Sistema negli Stati Uniti e sulle tecniche adottate da Lee Strasberg all'Actors Studio, ed è corredato dalla descrizione di duecento esercizi praticati nei teatri e nei laboratori di Stanislavskij, Vachtangov e Michail Cechov, e da un glossario che spiega i termini tecnici fondamentali del Sistema.
Stop reading about Stanislavsky and wondering what it's all supposed to mean. Meet the master and his disciples as they evolve new techniques and exercises in a workshop atmosphere over a quarter of a century.
Clown, political activist, playwright, actor: Dario Fo is an unclassifiable genius of the modern theatre. In his "mini-manual for actors," Fo lays bare the tools of his craft. With the assistance of his wife, playwright Franca Rame, he explains how text, song, humor, mime and political intelligence can be fused into brilliant "popular theatre."
Stanislavski On Opera
Author: Constantin Stanislavski, Pavel Rumyantsev
First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
2014 Reprint of 1963 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition. Not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. The notes Stanislavski produced for his 1930's production of "Othello" reveal much of the theory which he had incorporated in his three part "An Actor Prepares," "Building a Character," and "Creating a Role." These production notes remain the fullest statement of Stanislavski's mature approach to directing Shakespearean tragedy. This essentially involved a move away from the earlier overwhelming emphasis on emotion towards a greater exploration of tragic character through physical action.
In an extraordinary montage of facts, sound-bites and testimonies, Weinberger assembles an uncompromising and blackly comic narrative which permits the voices of war to speak for themselves, and allows the protagonists and the apologists to damn themselves in their own words.
Author: David Magarshack
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Konstantin Stanislavsky is one of the colossi not simply of Russian, but American and European theatre. The works of the creator of the Stanislavsky System – which later gave rise to the Method – have tended to shroud him in mystique, leading his followers to revere him as a saint and his detractors to dismiss him out of hand. As Irving Wardle says in his foreword to this edition (1986), David Magarshack’s biography - first published in 1950 - offers ‘a vigorous, highly readable narrative that succeeds in demystifying the working of the Moscow Art Theatre, and in removing Stanislavsky from his pedestal without cutting him down to size. To his autobiographical writings, Magarshack supplied the companion piece – A Life – and as such it remains unsuperseded.’
The Player's Passion
Author: Joseph R. Roach
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Explores the historical and cultural evolution of the theoretical language of the stage
The Psychology of Art
Author: Lev S. Vygotsky
Publisher: Mit Press
'A small jewel of a book, a knowleageable introduction to both Stanislavski's personal development and to the content and range of his writings' Theatre Journal '...shows the System to be a practical process - drama school students and actors will be grateful for it' Times Eductational Supplement 'A carefully documented study of peak interest and value to every serious student of acting theory' Choice The Stanislavski 'system' is still the only comprehensive method of actor training we possess. His theories can be hard to grasp and many academic books are impenetrable on the subject. This is a concise book for students that presents a readable introduction to the life and work of Stanislavski. It shows the slow growth of the 'system', from its roots in the tradition of Russian realism, to the various phases it went through until the final emergence of the Method of Physical Action in the years before his death. It also provides a short account of the writing, publication and translation of Stanislavski's books on acting. In this edition, Jean Benedetti makes several important updates in the light of new material and new translations becoming available.