[[ Free Reading ]] An Actor's Work: A Student's Diary (English Edition)Author Konstantin Stanislavski – Stg2bio.co

Stanislavskis system has dominated actor training in the West since his writings were first translated into English in the s and s His systematic attempt to outline a psycho physical technique for acting single handedly revolutionized standards of acting in the theatreUntil now, readers and students have had to contend with inaccurate, misleading and difficult to read English language versions Some of the mistranslations have resulted in profound distortions in the way his system has been interpreted and taught At last, Jean Benedetti has succeeded in translating Stanislavskis huge manual into a lively, fascinating and accurate text in EnglishHe has remained faithful to the authors original intentions, putting the two books previously known as An Actor Prepares and Building A Character back together into one volume, and in a colloquial and readable style for todays actors The result is a major contribution to the theatre, and a service to one of the great innovators of the twentieth century

15 thoughts on “An Actor's Work: A Student's Diary (English Edition)

  1. Eliza Eliza says:

    This is the best English translation of Stanislavski s paradigm shifting work It is beautifully presented, sympathetically translated as one publication and a must for any drama school student anywhere.

  2. Sinead Sinead says:

    This book is incredible. its a must read for all actors or aspiring actors It came right on time and was in perfect condition.

  3. CPA CPA says:

    Brilliant and cheap

  4. Mr. Steve 60 Mr. Steve 60 says:

    Excellent book for my son s University coursework.

  5. J. Mayhew J. Mayhew says:

    i had to get this for university but over all a very good buy and lots of information i needed

  6. Veer Veer says:

    No doubt about Stanislavsky s craft But one must be carefull while going through the process,their is chances of misinterpriting his work.

  7. Morgan Morgan says:

    Best book I have ever read for learning to act.

  8. Jordan Gray Jordan Gray says:

    5 5


    An Actor s Work An Actor Prepares Building A Character

  10. Larry Dieli Larry Dieli says:

    An intense study of the art of acting It is as dense as a handbook for assembling furniture However, it does offer the insight of the art of acting, pulling away from amateur theatrics to time tested means of engaging both the actor and the audience For those either seeking to test their resolute to taking up this craft, or to those seeking to further understand their craft, this is a heady guide.

  11. John F.L. John F.L. says:

    I ve read books about the Meisner method by Larry Silverberg, and thought that they had a lot to offer But this book is just so complete I have learned so much from it It has inspired me to work harder and diligently to be the best actor that I can be The way that it is written really helps to keep you hooked to it It is not a simple manual It is written as a narrative from the point of view of a student taking classes from a Stanislavski like teacher You can see the realizations that this student is having, and he speaks for you, the student, by asking questions in class that you would ask for further clarifications I am a little bit further than halfway through, and reading this book is a definite work in progress type of thing And I am looking forward to drinking up the knowledge in the sequel to this book An Actors Work on a Role I believe that if you are going to read Stanislavski, you should read this translation It is agreed among scholars, from what I have read, that Jean Benedetti s translation captures the intentions and the essence of what Stanislavksi was trying to teach.

  12. Citygrrl Citygrrl says:

    Konstantin Stanislavski created the foundation of contemporary acting Anyone serious about the craft of acting should read his work And this update translation feels absolutely crystal clear while remaining true to his intent Five stars.

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  14. Elisa Diehl Elisa Diehl says:

    This is an extraordinarily well done translation of an actor training mainstay There is no studying theatre in the western world without studying this book.

  15. Emily Emily says:

    Came in really good condition No tears or markings.