Über den Autor
John Gillett trained as an actor in the Stanislavski and Michael Chekhov techniques between 1969 and 1971 and has worked widely as an actor in repertory, touring, small-scale and London theatre, radio, film and television. He has directed and taught acting in drama schools, was Head of the Post Graduate Acting Course at East 15 Acting School, UK, helped to run two theatre companies and teaches acting training for professional actors. He is a member of Equity, and his website is www.gillettweb.co.uk.
Acknowledgements Foreword, by Sam West Introduction - acting in context PART ONE STARTING FROM NOTHING Chapter 1 Awareness Chapter 2 Ease and focus PART TWO IMAGINATION AND ACTION - CREATING THE FOUNDATIONS Chapter 3 Acting in circumstances Chapter 4 Acting with others Chapter 5 What do I want? PART THREE DEVELOPING THE IMAGINARY REALITY - IMAGES, SENSING, FEELING Chapter 6 Imagining the action Chapter 7 Sensing Chapter 8 Feeling Chapter 9 Atmosphere PART FOUR EXPLORING TEXT AND CHARACTER Chapter 10 Meeting the play Chapter 11 Meeting the character PART FIVE CREATING THE LIFE OF THE ROLE Chapter 12 Discovering the action - active analysis Chapter 13 Embodiment - physical expression of the character Chapter 14 Refining the role Chapter 15 The character PART SIX BEYOND THE ROLE Chapter 16 Acting ethics Chapter 17 Working together Chapter 18 An open conclusion A map of the organic acting process Glossary Selected bibliography Index
An inspiring and technically thorough practical book for actors which sets down a systematic and coherent process for organic, Stanislavski-based acting. Fully updated and revised new edition.
Acting Stanislavski is an inspiring and technically thorough practical book for actors. It sets down a systematic and coherent process for organic, Stanislavski-based acting.