An Actor Prepares (Paperback)
A must-read for aspiring actors, An Actor Prepares is an essential guide to acting and character performance, written by the father of 'method acting' Constantin Stanislavski.
First published in 1936, this volume is brimming with inspiring methods for anyone interested in the craft of acting. In the book, Stanislavski teaches the fundamentals of his 'system' of learning to act, detailing the essentials of training, preparation and technique, and providing readers with the building blocks of great character acting. The narrative format in which it is written allows for classic techniques to be bought into practice today.
The contents of this volume includes:
- - When Acting is an Art
- - Concentration of Attention
- - Relaxation of Muscles
- - Emotion Memory
- - The Inner Creative State
- - On the Threshold of the Subconscious
Stanislavski is considered the original thinker for the basis of many modern acting techniques and theories, with his method inspiring countless decades of those studying theatre. This edition by Read & Co. Books features an introductory biography of the author and is an essential text for any actor's library.