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Bertholt Brecht wrote of the German translation of Stanislavski in Rehearsal : 'It is a fundamental work. For me, it has been the best source for understanding the Stanislavski "method".' In this fascinating book one sees Stanislavski's constant revision, his continuing search for more and more helpful ways to assist actors in creating their roles until the very end of his long, fruitful life. Here is a description of the work of his last years, written by one of the outstanding actors of his time, Vasily Osipovich Toporkov. One of Stanislavski's favourite actors, Toporkov was invited by him to participate in the experiments that form the basis of this book. It provides the clearest description of his famous 'method of physical actions' from an insider trained by Stanislavski himself.
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"An heartfelt memoir.."-"American TheatreAbout the Author:
Professor Jean Benedetti, biographer of Stanislavski and authority on the director's work, is the author of many books on theater. His Stanislavski: An Introduction is published in a new edition this year by Routledge. An authority on Russian theatre, Jean Benedetti's biography of Stanislavski was praised for its "clarity of shape, firmness of purpose and fullness of emotion" (The Guardian). A teacher, translator, and writer, he is Honorary Professor at the Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama and at Queen Margaret University College Edinburgh.
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Book Description Routledge, 1998. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110878300910