system of the method * books
* (and biblio page on Stanislavsky)
2008 -- filmplu.org/research Getting into Character: Seven Secrets a Novelist Can Learn from Actors Brandilyn Collins * John Wiley & Sons 2002 212pp AU$26.95 Pb ISBN 0-471-05894-7


* biblio page

... All About Method Acting (Paperback)?


books. method acting

[ acting 2, acting 2 dictionaries ]

APPENDIX: my xmarks.com


To the Actor On the Technique of Acting. Contributors: Michael Chekhov-- Harper 1953

Speech Genres and Other Late Essays Contributors: M. M. Bakhtin--Author, Caryl Emerson--Editor, Michael Holquist--Editor, Vern W. McGee--Transltr Subjects: Philology Publisher: University of Texas Press 1986

Masterpieces of the Russian Drama Contributors: George Rapall Noyes--Editor Subjects: Russian Drama--Translations Into English, Russia--Drama Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc. 1960

Film Directors on Directing Contributors: John Andrew Gallagher--Author Subjects: Motion Pictures--Production And Direction, Motion Picture Producers And Directors--Interviews Publisher: Praeger 1989

From Stanislavsky to Gorbachev The Theater-Studios of Leningrad Contributors: Douglas Stenberg Graham--Author Subjects: Studio Theater--Russia (Federation)--Saint Petersburg--History--20th Century--Interviews Publisher: Peter Lang 1995

Performance as Political Act : The Embodied Self Contributors: Randy Martin--Author, Stanley Aronowitz--Unknown Subjects: Body, Human, Postmodernism, Performing Arts--Political Aspects Publisher: Bergin & Garvey 1990

Preface to Drama An Introduction to Dramatic Literature and Theater Art Contributors: Charles W. Cooper--Author Subjects: Theater, Drama, Drama--Collected Works Publisher: Ronald Press Co. 1955

Directorial Image : The Play and the Director. Contributors: Frank McMullan--Author Subjects: Drama, Theater--Production And Direction Publisher: Shoe String Press 1962

Strategies of Drama : The Experience of Form Contributors: Oscar Lee Brownstein--Author Subjects: Drama Publisher: Greenwood Press 1991

Russia imagined Art, Culture and National Identity, 1840-1995 Contributors: Robert Williams C.--Author Subjects: National Characteristics, Russian, Soviet Union--Civilization, Russia (Federation)--Civilization, Russia--Civilization--1801-1917 Publisher: Peter Lang 1997

Handbook of Soviet and East European Films and Filmmakers Contributors: Thomas J. Slater--Editor Subjects: Motion Pictures--Soviet Union--History, Motion Pictures--Europe, Eastern--History, Motion Picture Producers And Directors--Soviet Union--Biography, Motion Picture Producers And Directors--Europe, Eastern--Biography Publisher: Greenwood Press 1992

The Reign of the Theatrical Director : French Theatre, 1887-1924 - Vol. bNS Contributors: Bettina L. Knapp--Author Subjects: Antoine, Andrae,--1858-1943--Criticism And Interpretation, Lugnae-Poe,--1869-1940--Criticism And Interpretation, Copeau, Jacques,--1879-1949--Criticism And Interpretation, Theater--France--Production And Direction--History Publisher: Whitston 1988

The Theater of Meyerhold and Brecht Contributors: Katherine Bliss Eaton--Author Subjects: Theater--Production And Direction, Me?Ierkhol?D, V. Ce--(Vsevolod Cemil?Evich),--1874-1940--Influence, Brecht, Bertolt,--1898-1956--Sources, Experimental Theater--Europe, Theater And Society--Europe Publisher: Greenwood Press 1985

Art for Art's Sake & Literary Life : How Politics and Markets Helped Shape the Ideology & Culture of Aestheticism, 1790-1990 Contributors: Gene H. Bell-Villada--Author Subjects: Art For Art's Sake (Movement), Aestheticism (Literature) Publisher: University of Nebraska Press 1996

Losev in Russian


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Get Physical(biomechanics technique for actors) -- The "outside-in" alternative of biomechanics training is slowly being rediscovered in the U.S.
If you haven't heard of Russian theatre director Vsevolod Meyerhold's biomechanics, a method of physical training for the actor, it's not surprising. Meyerhold's teachings were banned for many years during the Stalinist regime. Yet biomechanics is regaining popularity among today's theatre experimentalists.
In the early 20th century, Meyerhold, originally an actor at Constantin Stanislavski's Moscow Art Theatre, began to formulate techniques that, he believed, served the actor better for performing in a variety of non-naturalistic theatrical forms than did Stanislavski's more psychological approach.

Fall 2003: 5 Approaches to Acting (textbook for Acting 121), David Kaplan

Part I. Task (Method)
Chapter 1. Stanislavsky
Chapter 2. Obstacles
Chapter 3. Stanislavsky's Legacy

Part II. Episodes

Chapter 4. Brecht
Chapter 5. Combining Episodes
Chapter 6. Meyerhold

Part III. Images

Chapter 7. Masks
Chapter 8. The Language of Mask

Part IV. The World of the Play

Chapter 9. Comparison
Chapter 10. Rules

Part V. Telling a Story

Chapter 11. Storytelling
Chapter 12. Dramatic Action
Chapter 13. Shakespeare

Part VI. Comparing Approaches
Chapter 14. Comparing
Chapter 15. Choosing an Approach
Chapter 16. Combining Approaches


+ Stanislavski's Legacy - a Collection of Comments on a Variety of Aspects of an Actor's Life & Art ~ Constantin Stanislavski, trans. Elizabeth Reynolds Hapgood

No one has had a greater influence on acting as we know it than Stanislavski. His "method" - or interpretations of it - has become the central force determining almost every performance we see on stage or screen

Stanislavski's Legacy is a companion volume to his three great teaching books - An Actor Prepares, Building a Character and Creating a Role. It is a carefully arranged selection of the articles, speeches, notes and memoirs written between 1898, when the Moscow Art Theatre opened, and his death in 1938

Among the items are a series of brilliant letters on the interpretation of Othello, the long and affectionate article "Memories of Chekhov" and a final section in which Stanislavski envisages the theatre and the actors of the future

Handbook of the Stanislavsky's Method *

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Acting by Paul Baldwin

Feeling and Form. Susanne K. Langer. In this examination of symbols and the arts, philosopher Susanne Langer does what we expect of a philosopher--to see the essences, the true inner core. Regardless of which specific art we follow, we are enriched to understand how we relate to the other arts. Professor Langer, known as a leading figure in the philosophy of art, shows those relationships. Her discussion of theatre is extremely insightful, more so than we customarily see in our standard theatrical texts. For example, she agrees with Thornton Wilder that theatre is a present-tense art (in contrast to the novel, which is perpetually past tense), but she adds that it is the sense of the future that makes the work dramatic. Her discussion of comedy is especially attractive. Read this thoughtful book to discover exciting truths about theatre. (If you've taken philosophy courses, quite likely you encountered Dr. Langer's best-known work, Philosophy in a New Key, which often has also been assigned in anthropology, literature, psychology, religion, and art history.) My copy of this book is dog-eared, highlighted and underlined, and full of marginal notes, and I often return to it. You may find it equally important to you.

The Way of the Shaman Michael J. Harner

Moscow Art 
Theatre - directing theory

The Moscow Art Theatre by Nick Worrall; Routledge, 1996

Michael Chekhov

The Actor's Ways and Means by Michael Redgrave; W. Heinemann, 1953 - I Cause and Effect - Ii Instinct and Method--I - Iii Instinct and Method--Ii - Iv the Theatre and the Word

* The Occult in Russian and Soviet Culture by Bernice Glatzer Rosenthal; Cornell University Press, 1997 - Part One: Ancient Beliefs in Modern Times - Chapter One: Magic and Divination Old Russian Sources - Chapter Two: Three Instances of the Peasant Occult in Russian Literature - Chapter Three: Russian Religious Thought and the Jewish Kabbala - Part Two: Varieties of Early Twentieth-Century Occultism - Chapter Four: The Shade of Lucifer's Dark Wing - Chapter Five: Fashionable Occultism - Chapter Six: Anthroposophy in Russia - Part Three: From Magic to "Science" - Chapter Seven: Fedorov's Transformations of the Occult - Chapter Eight: Russian Cosmism in the 1920s and Today - Chapter Nine: Technology as Esoteric Cosmology in Early Soviet Literature - Part Four: Transformations of the Occult in Stalin's Time - Chapter Ten: The Magic of Words Symbolism, Futurism, Socialist Realism - Chapter Eleven: An Occult Source of Socialist Realism - Chapter Twelve: Sergei Eisenstein's Gnostic Circle - Chapter Thirteen: The Occult in the Prose of Vsevolod Ivanov - Part Five: The Occult since Stalin - Chapter Fourteen: Daniil Andreev and the Mysticism of Femininity - Appendix: Synopsis of Roza Mira - Chapter Fifteen: The Occult in Russia Today - Instead of a Conclusion - Chapter Sixteen: Political Implications of the Early Twentieth- Century Occult Revival