An Actor Prepares
Routledge, Apr 28, 1989 - Performing Arts - 344 pages
Stanislavski's simple exercises fire the imagination, and help readers not only discover their own conception of reality but how to reproduce it as well.
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The First Test
When Acting Is an Art 3 Action
Concentration of Attention
Relaxation of Muscles 7 Units and Objectives
Faith and a Sense of Truth
Common terms and phrases
actor adaptations adjustments answer aroused artist asked the Director asked Tortsov attention audience become began believe can’t circle concentrate conscious create curtain Dasha direct elements emotion memory everything excitement exercise exhibitionism experience explained expression external eyes feelings felt footlights fourth wall give given circumstances Grisha hand happened human Iago imaginary imagination important impression inner creative inspiration Kostya light line of action living look Maria means mechanical acting method mind Molière moments mood muscles nature necessary object Othello ourselves Paul person physical actions play Prana prepared proscenium arch purpose Rakhmanov rehearsal remember role rubber stamps scene sensations sense of truth sitting soliloquy Sonya soul spectators spiritual stage stimulus subconscious suddenly suggested super-objective Suppose Tartuffe technique tell tenseness theatre theatrical theme things thought turn Vanya whole wish words