By Konstantin Stanislavski,Jean Benedetti
Stanislavski’s ‘system’ has ruled actor-training within the West considering that his writings have been first translated into English within the Twenties and 30s. His systematic try to define a psycho-physical strategy for performing single-handedly revolutionized criteria of performing within the theatre.
Until now, readers and scholars have needed to cope with erroneous, deceptive and difficult-to-read English-language models. the various mistranslations have led to profound distortions within the method his approach has been interpreted and taught. finally, Jean Benedetti has succeeded in translating Stanislavski’s large handbook right into a energetic, attention-grabbing and actual textual content in English. He has remained trustworthy to the author's unique intentions, placing the 2 books formerly often called An Actor Prepares and Building A Character again jointly into one quantity, and in a colloquial and readable type for cutting-edge actors.
The result's a tremendous contribution to the theatre, and a carrier to at least one of the nice innovators of the 20th century.
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