A hands-on approach. Stanislavski and the Actor
incorporates exercises, improvisations and other notes handed down by Irina Novitskaya, one of the maestros assistantss from the short-lived Opera-Dramatic Studio in the 1930s. Benedetti, author of Stanislavski: A Biography
, modernizes the vocabulary and references, and fleshes the material out with his own summary of the great mans system..American Theatre
Overall the book is fascinating....Theatre Journal
Students beginning the study of acting often need a primer about Konstantin Stanislavski--who he was and an overview of theories he crafted for the training of actors....For novice actors, and the teachers who are about to introduce them to Stanslavski, this title is perfect....Every undergraduate library supporting theatre studies should own this first-level introduction to Stanislavski. It is also a terrific book to give to freshman-level acting students as they walk in the door.Choice, 5/99
Every undergraduate library supporting theater studies should own this first-level introduction to Stanislavski. It is also a terrific book to give to freshmen-level acting students as they walk in the door.Choice
About the Author
is formerly the Principal of the Rose Bruford College, UK. He is a biographer of Stanislavski.