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Building a Character is one of the three volumes that make up Stanislavski’s The Acting Trilogy.

An Actor Prepares explores the inner preparation an actor must undergo in order to explore a role to the full. In this volume, Sir John Gielgud said, this great director “found time to explain a thousand things that have always troubled actors and fascinated students.”

Building a Character discusses the external techniques of acting: the use of the body, movement, diction, singing, expression, and control.

Creating a Role describes the preparation that precedes actual performance, with extensive discussions of Gogol’s The Inspector General and Shakespeare’s Othello. Sir Paul Scofield called Creating a Role “immeasurably important” for the actor.

These three volumes belong on any actor’s short shelf of essential books.

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"Indispensable for the actor, stimulating for the layman." -- The Nation
"Anyone who attempts to train actors or to direct plays will find here a great mine of practical wisdom, all informed by Stanislavski''s grasp of the art itself." -- Francis Fergusson, Educational Theatre Journal
"In (this book) Stanislavski, assuming the reader''s familiarity with the ''inner technique'', proceeds to study costume and the wearing of costume, bodily movement, voice, speech and the use of language, and tempo and rhythm-- the more external but essential techniques whereby the actor learns to use his physical instrument . . . and he expounds them as only a master can; i.e., with the insight and authority of talent plus expeirence. Anyone who attempts to train actors or to direct plays will find here a great mine of practical wisdom." -- Francis Fergusson, Education Theatre Journal
"The chapter on Diction and Singing offers an analysis of basic problems of singing that is unrivaled." -- Musical America

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Constantin Stanislavski (1863-1938), arguably the most influential director in the history of the theater, was the founder of the renowned Moscow Art Theater. A pioneer of psychological realism and improvisation on the stage, he devoted his life to developing the performance techniques now emulated throughout the world.

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M. A. Seifter
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Basics of acting, by the master
Reviewed in the United States on June 11, 2021
This second of three basic works by Konstantin Stanislavski, helps provide the student today with fundamentals in "approaching a part", "building a character", and "creating a role". These ABCs of how to formulate and act a role in drama are absolutely essential knowledge... See more
This second of three basic works by Konstantin Stanislavski, helps provide the student today with fundamentals in "approaching a part", "building a character", and "creating a role". These ABCs of how to formulate and act a role in drama are absolutely essential knowledge for anybody wishing to embark on the profession of stage acting, or anyone involved in this work, at whatever level of skill and experience.
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Reviewed in the United States on January 9, 2017
Constantin Stanislavski is THE instructor for training the actor. This volume is one part of a three part set on training the actor. It is present in a very easy to follow format ,, it''s as though one is reading a story. Highly recommended for any student of the theatre.
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Unfortunately, the product received (as shown in the picture on this page, and on the page from which I ordered the book) was not the one received, which was to be part of a 3-book set of this edition. Apparently, a substitution was placed in the order for a totally... See more
Unfortunately, the product received (as shown in the picture on this page, and on the page from which I ordered the book) was not the one received, which was to be part of a 3-book set of this edition. Apparently, a substitution was placed in the order for a totally different version/edition of the ordered book, which I cannot now give to my friend as a gift.
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All actors should read!
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Still on the first book. Fantastic read if its anything like this.
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If you are serious about acting you need to know this!
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Book came in sweet and used. I have only made it past the introduction, but I can tell I am in for quite the treat. Looking foward to dive into the rest of it so I may truly immerse my self in a whole other world like Avatar. Not Airbender. The one with Jake Sully, Neytiri... See more
Book came in sweet and used. I have only made it past the introduction, but I can tell I am in for quite the treat. Looking foward to dive into the rest of it so I may truly immerse my self in a whole other world like Avatar. Not Airbender. The one with Jake Sully, Neytiri and Sigourney Weaver.
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Directing the actor
Reviewed in the United States on August 19, 2016
As a director, I found this to be very valuable.
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