Science and the Stanislavsky tradition of acting [electronic resource] / Jonathan Pitches.
- London ; New York : Routledge, 2006
- Routledge advances in theatre and performance studies ; 3.
Routledge advances in theatre and performance studies ; 3
1 online resource (219 p.)
- Stanislavsky, Konstantin, 1863-1938.
- Providing new insight into the well-known tradition of acting, Science and the Stanislavsky Tradition of Acting is the first book to contextualise the Stanislavsky tradition with reference to parallel developments in science. Rooted in practice, it presents an alternative perspective based on philosophy, physics, romantic science and theories of industrial management.Working from historical and archive material, as well as practical sources, Jonathan Pitches traces an evolutionary journey of actor training from the roots of the Russian tradition, Konstantin Stanislavsky, to
- Book Cover; Half-Title; Title; Copyright; Dedications; Contents; Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Science and Stanislavsky-the Evolution of a Tradition; 1. A System for the World? Newtonianism in Stanislavsky's Science of Acting; 2. The Theatricality Reflex: the Place of Pavlov and Taylor in Meyerhold's Biomechanics; 3. The System, Psychology and the US: Richard Boleslavsky and Lee Strasberg; 4. A Delicate Empiricism: Romantic Science and the Michael Chekhov Technique; 5. The Laboratory as Sanctuary: the Theatre of Anatoly Vasiliev
Epilogue: Qenetic Modification and the Backbone of TraditionNotes; Bibliography; Index
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -219) and index.
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