Bite-sized Stanislavski #2

More gorgeousness from “Stanislavsky and the Actor” (Jean Benedetti). Actors are responsible for the maintenance and development of their skills. Students cannot just be passive recipients, dutifully obeying the tutors. They are the ones in class, they are doing the exercises and the improvisations. If they do not commit themselves fully to this work, if […]

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Bite-sized Stanislavski #1

As an actor, no matter what my appearance, no matter what my ability to transform myself through costume and make-up, at the Centre will always be myself. I have no other resource from which to create a performance but my own life. Jean Benedetti – Stanislavski and the Actor Gorgeous

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Stanislavski’s approach to script analysis

I’ve been reading “Stanislavski and The Actor” (Jean Benedetti) and am really stoked to see how deeply my class’ approach to script analysis is grounded in Stanislavski’s work. My tutor really resonated with me when he spoke about us needing to earn the right to get on stage. He said it again this week – […]

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