Acting: The First Six Lessons

Acting: The First Six Lessons

Acting: The First Six Lessons

Acting: The First Six Lessons

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The Way of the Lancer brought immediate literary acclaim to Richard Boleslavski, spelled with an "i" after the manner of his Polish ancestors. The book was variously called a work of genius, the best human document of the events preceding the Russian Revolution, a masterly narrative biography, a new writing of history. But no matter what else critics said of it, they almost invariably added that it was intensely dramatic, obviously the work of a mind trained in the theatre. As rightly they might say, for the uniform of an officer of the Polish Lancers and the change from "y" to "i" was no disguise for Richard Boleslavsky, an actor of the Moscow Art Theatre, Director of the Moscow Art Theatre Studio and, in America, Director of the Laboratory Theatre, of many successful plays on Broadway, of films at Hollywood.

What many of the critics seemed to miss, however, in this splendid book and its sequel, Lances Down, was the fact that Boleslavsky's style and point of . . .

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