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An actor prepares; translated by Elizabeth Reynolds Hapgood. Introd. by John Gielgud.

Anniversary ed.. New York, Theatre Arts Books, 1948.
ISBN 0878300015, 9780878300013

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Standard Title Rabota aktera nad soboì†. Pt. 2. English
Subjects Acting.
Description xx, 295 pages 23 cm
Copyright Date 1948.
Notes Explains the art of acting in semi-fiction form.
Translation of part 2 of Rabota aktera nad soboì†.
Summary This work is the first volume of Stanislavski's trilogy on the art of acting. Fusing psychological realism and expressionism, his exploratory exercises teach actors to evoke past emotions that draw out their vulnerability. Stanislavski here introduces such concepts as the "magic if," "emotion memory," the "unbroken line" and many more now famous rehearsal aids. This classic manual is written from the viewpoint of fictional actors taking lessons from a director (based on Stanislavski). Through the student's mistakes, questions, revelations, and struggles, Stanislavski teaches the actor about the stage, truth, and life itself.
Contents The first test -- When acting is an art -- Action -- Imagination -- Concentration of attention -- Relaxation of muscles -- Units and objectives -- Faith and a sense of truth -- Emotion memory -- Communion -- Adaptation -- Inner motive forces -- The unbroken line -- The inner creative state -- The super-objective -- On the threshold of the subconscious.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)337551
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WorldCat Identities Stanislavsky, Konstantin, 1863-1938.
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