Stanislavski: An Introduction

Stanislavski: An Introduction

Stanislavski: An Introduction

Stanislavski: An Introduction

Synopsis

Jean Benedetti's Stanislavski is the clearest and most succinct explanation of Stanislavski's writings and ideas, especially those in the Stanislavski's acting trilogy--An Actor Prepares, Building a Character, and Creating a Role--a staple of every actor's library. Now available in an attractive new edition, Stanislavski: An Introduction provides the perfect guide through the Master's writing.

Excerpt

Jean Benedetti was born in 1930 and educated in England and France. He trained as an actor and teacher at the Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama, returning in 1970 as Principal of the College until 1987.

He is author of a number of semi-documentary television plays. His published translations include Brecht's Edward II and A Respectable Wedding and Georges Michel's A Sunday Walk. His first book was a biography of Gilles de Rais. In 1982 he published the first edition of Stanislavski: An Introduction, which has been reprinted many times. Stanislavski: A Biography was first published in 1988 and then revised and expanded. He subsequently published The Moscow Art Theatre Letters in 1991 and Dear Writer … Dear Actress, the love letters of Anton Chekhov and Olga Knipper, in 1997. Stanislavski and the Actor, an account of Stanislavski's teaching in the last three years of his life, followed in 1998.

From 1979 to 1987 he was chairman of the Theatre Education Committee of the International Theatre Institute (UNESCO). He is currently Honorary Professor at both Rose Bruford College and Queen Margaret University College Edinburgh.

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