Actor Training expands on Alison Hodge’s highly-acclaimed and best-selling Twentieth Century Actor Training. This exciting second edition radically updates the original book making it even more valuable for any student of the history and practice of actor training. The bibliography is brought right up to date and many chapters are revised. In addition, eight more practitioners are included - and forty more photographs - to create a stunningly comprehensive study.
The practitioners included are:
Stella Adler; Eugenio Barba; Augusto Boal; Anne Bogart; Bertolt Brecht; Peter Brook; Michael Chekhov; Joseph Chaikin; Jacques Copeau; Philippe Gaulier; Jerzy Grotowski; Maria Knebel; Jacques Lecoq; Joan Littlewood; Sanford Meisner; Vsevolod Meyerhold; Ariane Mnouchkine; Monika Pagneux; Michel Saint-Denis; Włodzimierz Staniewski; Konstantin Stanislavsky; Lee Strasberg
The historical, cultural and political context of each practitioner’s work is clearly set out by leading experts and accompanied by an incisive and enlightening analysis of the main principles of their training, practical exercises and key productions.
This book is an invaluable introduction to the principles and practice of actor training and its role in shaping modern theatre.
This is the first full-length articulation by Staniewski himself of this unique director's philosophy and rigorous practice. In this magnificent book and the remarkable cd-rom which accompanies it, Staniewski, with editor Alison Hodge, gives a fascinating insight into his company's principles and techniques. The cd-rom provides: *Extensive video footage of performances and rehearsals
*Essays by Staniewski, Hodge, and other contributors
*Photographs from the Gardzienice archives
*A full chronology of the company
This innovative publication is a landmark for the documentation and appreciation of contemporary performance. It will be an exciting addition to any theatre-lover's bookshelf.