Synopses & Reviews
“I'd recommend this book to anyone wanting an introduction to Stanislavksi or Chekhov or acting in general.”—Matt Peover, trainer and theater director, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
An inspiring and technically thorough practical book for actors that sets down a systematic and coherent process for organic (from the “inside-out”/experienced emotion) acting. The author offers a step-by-step, Stanislavski-based approach to text, role, and performance to be used in everyday work and gathers together in one volume the essential tools that serve to re-create human experience. John Gillett builds on his experience of teaching at drama school level as well as thirty years of acting. For those acting students and professional actors who have become mystified and frustrated with trying to understand Stanislavski's approach, this book is an accessible guide to inspire a truly real and audience-captivating performance.
"A manual full of enabling, easing exercises - it will enable you to analyse any scene. The cry of the actor at sea 'I don't know what I'm doing' should, with this book, become a thing of the past."- Sam West
"I'd recommend this book to anyone wanting an introduction to Stanislavksi or Michael Chekhov or acting in general." -Matt Peover, theatre director.
"Contains all the important things that need to be said about learning to act?in an extremely logical and sensible manner." -Simon Dunmore, Editor Actor's Yearbook
Contains all the important things that need to be said about learning to act.
About the Author
trained in one of the first Stanislavski-based
schools in London, the Actors Workshop. He has worked as an actor for
thirty-four years, and as an acting teacher and director for over
twenty-five of those. As a director and teacher, John has worked for
the Actors Centre, East 15, ,Mountview, Rose Bruford College, Italia
Conti, and Arts Educational.