Stanislavsky in Focus: An Acting Master for the Twenty-First Century
Confused about the many techniques associated with the great Russian acting teacher Stanislavsky? This book sets the story straight by going back to his Russian-language texts, letters, and notebooks that Stanislavsky wrote. Carnicke sets forth what Stanislavsky actually taught during his life-time and what he believed about the nature of acting. She separates myth from reality, and also examines key differences between the Russian System and the American Method. The glossary of Stanislavsky’s terminology, with its clear definitions and its historical acting exercises, is alone worth the price of the book.
“Outstanding … There are innumerable books about Stanislavsky. Stanislavsky in Focus is the only book worth taking seriously.”
David Chambers, Yale School of Drama, New Haven